Suspense isn't always that lose your breath, feel chased, need to get to freedom scenario.
Or is it?
I'm going to plot last evening via the Hero's Journey.
Ordinary World = Mom (me) Dad (hubby) and Son (Mike).
Call to Adventure = Dad has to work so Mom has to take son to Cub Scout meeting.
Refusal = This meeting is called "Building a radio from scratch!" Mom tells Dad to go late to work. Dad laughs.
Meeting the Mentor= Mom calls a friend who has an older boy who is a boy scout. Older boy invited to the meeting.
Crossing the Threshold = Arrive at meeting. Have to use Suri.
Tests, Allies, Enemies = Get handed Kit for ages 8 and above. Mike is 8.
Approach = Mom purchases two radio kits hoping Son will ape older boy. Nope, too hard. Soon three people are working on one kit.
Ordeal, Death, and Rebirth = There's a long coil (brass) that has to be wound around what looks like a red toilet roll holder. Oh no, we've got a knot! Oh, no, we've over lapped! Take the whole thing apart and start again.
Reward = Finished coiling the toilet paper roll. Notice most people are at the same place we are.
The Road Back = Try to read the rest of the directions, do something strange with sand paper but see no purpose to it, stick long rods through holes. Rods fall out.
Resurrection = Decide to put everything into a box and take it home to Dad!
Return with Elixir = Treat both boys to ice cream after meeting and decide that the failure to create the radio was the radios fault since no one managed to complete.
And, yes, this is how a romance author spends her evening. Stay tuned for tonight's adventure: Taking Grandpa to Peter Pipers.