Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Suspense or Not

Suspense isn't always that lose your breath, feel chased, need to get to freedom scenario.

Or is it?

I'm going to plot last evening via the Hero's Journey.

Ordinary World = Mom (me)  Dad (hubby) and Son (Mike).

Call to Adventure = Dad has to work so Mom has to take son to Cub Scout meeting.

Refusal = This meeting is called "Building a radio from scratch!"  Mom tells Dad to go late to work.  Dad laughs.

Meeting the Mentor=  Mom calls a friend who has an older boy who is a boy scout.  Older boy invited to the meeting.

Crossing the Threshold = Arrive at meeting.  Have to use Suri.

Tests, Allies, Enemies =   Get handed Kit for ages 8 and above.  Mike is 8.    Very few pictures in book, small print.  Son hasn't eaten yet, and there's still homework waiting at home.

Approach = Mom purchases two radio kits hoping Son will ape older boy.  Nope, too hard.  Soon three    people are working on one kit.

Ordeal, Death, and Rebirth = There's a long coil (brass) that has to be wound around what looks like a red toilet roll holder.  Oh no, we've got a knot!  Oh, no, we've over lapped!  Take the whole thing apart and start again.

Reward = Finished coiling the toilet paper roll.  Notice most people are at the same place we are.

The Road Back = Try to read the rest of the directions, do something strange with sand paper but see no purpose to it, stick long rods through holes.  Rods fall out.

Resurrection = Decide to put everything into a box and take it home to Dad!

Return with Elixir = Treat both boys to ice cream after meeting and decide that the failure to create the radio was the radios fault since no one managed to complete.


  1. Pamela, I want to know whether Dad was able to put the radio together. :)

  2. LOL, he'll be doing that this weekend.

  3. We left the meeting at 8. Got home from eating at 9. Did bath and homework until 10:30!!! They give way too much home to kids nowadays.

  4. Oh how fun. The suspense to see if Dad can do it will keep me up all week!
    Thats so fun.
    Oh I have found I have enjoyed the LIS books this year (not that I didn't before). I think this year I have needed something different and the books I have read faster have been LIS. I think with all the issues they have had something I need. (ok I dont need to be stalked, attacked, murdered, witness a murder etc but you get what I mean).

    At present reading is slower again thanks to headaches woops make that headache its the same one that came to visit around 6 or more weeks ago. I thought it was easing last night so didn't take any meds but am paying for that this morning. Ok enough whinging. going to go for a walk to see if some fresh air will help (when the sun rises)

  5. Jenny,
    No fun about the headache. Hope the fresh air worked.

  6. LOL, yeah, Terri, it was funny with no fun.


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