Real wrath of God type stuff!
Zia: So what can we do? (Zia and Zella had come with me to Zander’s flag football practice this afternoon. They were a little bit bored and looking for something, anything, to pass the time.)
Me: Well, see that sign down there? You could run to it and then run back.
Zia: OK!!! Come on, Zella!
And then upon returning and only minimally winded… How far was that?
Me: Oh, I don’t know. I guess about 200 yards or so.
Me: Yes. And if you do that 7 more times you will have run a mile.
Zia: Wow! OK, come on Zella!! We’re going to run a mile!!
And they did. With energy to spare.
And to boot, they played for the entire hour of Zander’s practice without fighting or arguing.