It can be so hard to understand the game plan when you're a literal thinker. And so hard to explain the game plan when you're not.
This morning, I told Bud that tonight was Open House at his school, and that after supper he and I would return to the school with all of the other kids and parents so that he could show me his classroom.
Later, I was upstairs getting ready for work and Bud joined me in the bathroom.
"I'm ready for my supper now," he said.
"It's not supper time, Bud," I said. "We just had breakfast. You need to get ready for school."
"It's not a school day?"
"It is a school day."
"It's just a house day?"
"No, Bud. It's a school day. You have to go to school."
"It's a school house? House school?"
"Oh! Yes. Open House. It is Open House day, but not until after school."
"Not at school?"
"Well, yes - at school. But not during the school day. Later. At night."
"Open House day at night?"
"Yes. First you go to school and have regular school, and then you come home, and then later you go back with Mom. But not right now."
"I don't go to school now?"
"No, you do go to school now. For regular school. Not school with Mom."
"Not with Mom? Nana will take me to school?"
"No, honey. I'll take you to school for regular school. But then after supper, I'll go back to school with you for Open House."
"Let's have supper."