John: We saw a film in class today about trees.
John: Yeah. It was, uh, about resources. We're learning about resources.
John: Yeah. And it showed a part where they turned parts of trees into things.
Me: Oh. Like what?
John (getting agitated): Well, uh, this one part, uh, they showed how they took part of the tree, and then, they took it, and they TURNED IT INTO A BASEBALL BAT.
His eyes are wide open, and hands are out, as if to say, can you even believe it?
Me: Oh! Well, that's one thing you can make out of trees.
John (really rolling now): I KNOW! AND THEN, they showed this next part, THEY SHOWED SOME GUY HITTING A BASEBALL WITH THE BAT.
Me (totally missing the point): Oh. Uh.
John: I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.
Me: Well, that's what you do with baseball bats.
He looks at me, as only an eight-year-old boy can look at his mom.
Me: OH! You were jealous!
John: YES. I like hockey. But I really, really, really, really can't wait until I can hit a ball with a bat again.