Scout is doing something right now that I call Stress Cleaning.
When he starts worrying about something he can't do anything about, the house suddenly smells like Pine Sol and the dog hair floating around disappears.
His mom is sick. She's been having chest pains and feeling weak. And all we know is that her EKG wasn't "normal", whatever that means. She avoided going to the doctor for a week or more, and now they're not sure if she had a heart attack or if there's some other cause.
And there's not a damn thing he can do about it. Or a damn thing I can say to make him feel better.
And so, the Stress Cleaning begins...