Jonas: Gray, can I have a piece of paper?
Gray: I guess. It’s up on my desk.
Jonas: Mom, can I use one of your pens?
Me: Sure, here you go.
Me: What are you doing, Jo?
Jonas: Oh, I’m making a plan.
Me: What sort of plan?
Jonas: About the bees.
Jonas: Well, see, the red bug people-
Me: You mean Brian and Sarah next door?
Jonas: Yes. They had that bee hive in the crack under their patio.
Jonas: Well I figured out that the bees were there because of the tree in our yard. It has a lot of pollen on it, see?
Jonas: Bees like pollen, so I’m sure of it.
Jonas: So my plan is to cut the stuff with pollen down so the bees don’t go over there any more.
Me: You’re going to cut down the tree?
Jonas: No, just the pieces with pollen. I’m going to use the scissors from the kitchen.
Me: You’re going to climb the tree and cut off the branches with pollen?
Jonas: No, I’m going to stand on the firepit. I can reach some of it from there.
Me: I’m not saying your logic is completely off, but I can’t let you take the kitchen scissors and cut off parts of the tree. First of all, the pest control people came and took care of the bee hive-
Jonas: There are still bees there! I can see them!
Me: I know, but they got rid of the hive. And secondly, bees are good. They pollenate the plants and flowers and we like that.
Jonas: Well, I was going to leave the pollen branches on the ground so the bees could still have them.
Me: You can’t take the scissors outside.
Jonas: Fine. Can I have another piece of paper?
Jonas: Mom. I have a new plan. This is Plan A.
Me: You mean Plan B, because the other one was Plan A.
Jonas: No, this is the Spider Plan A. That was the Bee Plan A.
Me: Got it. What is your new plan?
Jonas: Well, see right here, there are a lot of spider webs. I drew them by the house.
Me: It’s kind of hard to see anything because you used a black marker on a black piece of paper.
Jonas: That’s because it’s night in this plan.
Me: Makes sense.
Jonas: See, I have this sharp, pointy stick.
Jonas: I’m going to use it to take off all the spiderwebs in the backyard.
Me: I think that’s an excellent plan.
Jonas: Great! I’m on it! And then I’m going to make Plan B!