When I was a kid my mom used to read me and my brother a book called "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie".
Maybe you've heard of it before?
If not, let me assure you... It's a gripping page turner!
Here's the plot copy and pasted from Wikipedia that will bring you up to speed in about 30 seconds:
"A boy gives a cookie to a mouse. The mouse asks for a glass of milk. He then requests a straw (to drink the milk), a mirror (to avoid a...
I had a buddy in junior high named Chris Burns who convinced me that joining the chess club was a good idea when I was around 12 years old.
(This was the same friend who convinced me to join the track team and that worked out well back then so I decided to go along with the chess thing).
I'm not sure how he persuaded me (clearly a master marketer) but I didn't last long. 2 weeks tops.
Because it was spring outside and growing up...