Squirrel: Looks like you’ve been busy painting.
Me: Yep. It’s time to submit new card designs.
Squirrel: I thought you just submitted new card designs.
Me: That was for holiday cards. This is for Everyday cards — birthdays, thank you, new baby.
Squirrel: As far as I’m concerned, every day is a holiday.
Me: Because you don’t work?
Squirrel: Uhh, no. I just think every day you get to work on what you love doing is a cause for celebration.
Me: You are so right, little guy.
Squirrel: Shhhh… I’m trying to give Meerkat a fright.
Me: Oh, okay. Afterwards, can you help me with some cards?
Squirrel: Yeah, sure, just as soon as Meerkat jumps out of his pelt!
Me: And don’t ding the edges of that paper stack. We need to print a bunch of cards for a new order.
Squirrel: Okay, okay. Here he comes.
Squirrel: What are these drawings for?
Me: They’re rough sketches for greeting card ideas.
Squirrel: What are ideas?
Me: Uhm, what?
Squirrel: I kid, I kid. So are all these sketches going to be cards some day?
Me: No, just a few of them. Maybe 1 out of 5 sketches becomes an actual card.
Squirrel: So to get 10 cards you need to come up with 50 sketches?
Squirrel: You’d better get cracking then.
Me: Maybe I’d get more sketches done if a certain tiny mammal wasn’t interrupting me with so many questions.
Squirrel: I’m just curious.
Me: And I love you for it.
Squirrel: Can I help around here?
Me: You have any skills?
Squirrel: I’m good at hopping around!
Me: How about you hop on this punch and punch out some flowers for Mother’s Day cards?
Squirrel: Ooohh, Mother’s Day cards! I’ll make them extra special by crinkling the punched flowers so they look real.
Me: You’re the best, little guy. You really are.