Every single time, he has said "I am doing something very quickly. I need another minute."
Friends, all the things he was doing were not being done very quickly.
After a dozen or so of these interludes, I began to feel completely and utterly insane. I know you are absolutely desparate to know what he was doing instead of the thing he was supposed to be doing. So, of course, I compiled a list:
1. When I asked him to practice piano, he decided to throw lacrosse balls at the neighborhood children, luring them over to play.
2. When I asked him to do his reading for school, he decided to practice piano and played several songs, over and over again. Then he wrote a song about orphans, as inspired by Annie (of course).
3. When I asked him to work on his magic show (obviously he is now going to do a magic show), he decided that he wanted to reenact the orphan scene in Annie with his sister, which included a brief physical altercation.
4. When I asked him to pick up his magic cards, he decided he wanted to complain about not playing Fortnite and stage a protest.
5. When I asked him to brush his teeth, he decided to use my toner on his face, which led to the toner getting into his eyes.
6. When I asked him again to brush his teeth, he (magically) whipped out a ring pop and then proceeded to choke on a chunk of the ring pop, which led to drama and horror. He's fine, don't worry.
7. When I asked him to put on his pajamas, he decided it was time to read Diary of the Wimpy Kid aloud.
8. When I kissed him good night, he decided I had to do one more thing, very quickly: "Can you rub my back Mommy? You are so pretty. I love you." So of course, I yelled up to my daughters that I would be a minute because I had to do something very quickly. . . .