“David, would you like to see what God says about serving others?”
“No.” [Mom now tries to figure out the motivation behind his response]
“I’m going to read it.”
“Mom, I really do not want you to read the Bible out loud.”
“Well, I’m going to read it to Laurel [who is almost asleep on my lap].” I commence reading, and then stop to explain it to Laurel. Then I get distracted with something.
“Mom, I want you to read some more to Laurel.”