The kids wanted to go outside and ride their bikes, but I have to study for my chemistry test this evening.
They can't go outside without me because we live in an apartment complex with lots of cars coming and going.
I could go sit outside and sit in a lawn chair, but then my chemistry books would end up in a heap beside the chair because it is too nice to sit outside and study.
So they are in the living room taking apart a boat load of pens so they can put them back together.
At one point Rory says to Eli, "No, you are to put them together, and I am quality control."
Gotta love management.