At Rise: Another Word

Thurs., Feb 23rd 2017


At Rise:  The O’s are driving in the car.

MOM:  They should have another word that’s not just for when you’re angry from not having enough access to food.


MOM:  Ya there should be a word for not just when you’re…

DAD:  Tired?


MOM:  Yeah, but not just from when you’re angry from not enough access to food or sleep, but when you’re angry from TOO MUCH access to your KIDS.

DAD:  [Pause.] “Parenthood?”

MOM:  [Pause.]  Yes.

BOY IN BACKSEAT (~8 y/o):  I don’t know what you guys are talking about. And I don’t care.

[End Scene.]

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1 Response to At Rise: Another Word

  1. Baba/Bubble Wow says:

    Someday you’ll be a grandparent and, though you love them all, you’re happy you’re merely waving goodbye to your kids and grandkids as they pack their cars and drive north together just to get outta Dodge, while you go to your peaceful home, mix a martini, watch a movie, and sleep undisturbed for 8 or 9 hours. It’s a consolation prize for the bad back and other annoyances of old age.

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