Explaining why he STILL hasn't gotten through his reading assignment from "A Christmas Carol" today, and instead I keep finding him running through the house (which he does when he's thinking):
"I don't hate Dickens. It's just that his writing is so dang detailed that I get ideas."
(Is that good--he's opening new vistas for Caleb to explore, or bad--he's boring and Caleb is distracted? Perhaps such diplomatic expressions will land Caleb a career in politics.)