Mom, can I set fire to my bed mattress? No, Calvin. Can I ride my tricycle on the roof? No, Calvin. Then can I have a cookie? No, Calvin. She’s on to me. Calvin asks his mom three questions. The first he yells from first floor. He wants to set fire to his bed mattress. The second one he shouts while he slowly approaches her. He wants to ride his tricycle on the roof. His third question he asks while he stands next to her. Now, he just wants a cookie. Again, his mother says no while drinking tea and reading the news paper.
An often forgotten fun afternoon activity: Setting fire to a bed mattress.