Me: Fair warning, I am incrediably emotional. This is emotional cooking. I am on the verge of tears at any moment. This was my favorite food when I was a kid before I stopped eating meat all together. Meatball subs with melty, melty cheese. Made possible by papa.
Pai: What did I do?
Me: You bought me a crock pot and you bought a bag of frozen meat balls and American hot dog buns while we were sick with the flu. These are things I would have never done.
Me: So sad about the fire. I was on social media for all of twelve seconds today and there were a flood of photos of (voice cracking) families with small children who were on ferias (vacation) in the area who are still missing. Then the news started reporting… (shaking off a wave of grief)
Me: You aren’t addicted. You are obsessed. There is a clear difference.
Pai: An addiction is something that you emotionally and often times physically can’t live without. You start out only needing manageable doses but rather quickly with an addiction you need more and more and it is never enough. If you were addicted to Eurovision you would start with one hour, but then you would find you weren’t satisfied so then you would find yourself watching two hours, then three, then four but you still wouldn’t be satisfied. This is why an addiction is so damaging. You need so much of a thing that you would go to any length to get your fix of the addiction.
Me: You have obsessions, Hank. You always have. Your first obsession was Elmo, then cars…
Pai: Cars was a long obsession.
Hank: I still love cars.
Me: Then it was stop animation and Play Mobil, then…
Me: YES! I almost forgot about Minecraft. And then it was YouTube in general and now it is Eurovision.
Hank: I didn’t know I was like that. Is it bad?
Pai: Not at all.
Me: It just shows you are passionately interested in things. There is nothing wrong with that.
Pai: And maybe with Eurovision and your love of The Weather Girls we can help you become passionately interested in Music from the late 70’s and early 80’s.
Me: OH fun! I bet Hank would like Roxy Music and maybe Donna Summers and my favorite…