Thursday, July 19th 2018
AT RISE: The Oberhauser four are on the highway to glamorous Springfield, MA. DLove is driving and Mamma is feeding him some Trader Joe’s shrimp tempura sushi. In the backseat seven year-old Girl is sleeping and ten year-old Boy is reading.
MOM [to BOY]: Do you want to try some Boy?
BOY: Um… what’s in it?
MOM: Shrimp. And some sweet tempura sauce. It’s not too spicy.
MOM [to DLOVE]: He’s been asking some really good questions about food lately.
DLOVE: Yes he’s been adventurous in trying new foods. Like the onions.
MOM: What onions?
BOY: The white onions that Daddy’s had lately? Mmmm…
MOM: Oh yeah, Vidalia. Yum.
BOY: Yeah and the purple onions that usually come with salad? I’m going to order those with sandwiches now.
MOM: Nice. Alright, here you go.
BOY: [leans forward to eat as Mamma is twisting sideways holding out loaded chopsticks from the front seat.] Can’t… reach it!
MOM: C’mon. Come get it Boy. [Sarcastic baby voice:] Here comes the big airplane!!
[Food makes it to Boy’s mouth and he is now chewing and giggling at the same time.]
MOM: Ooh! He likes it! Cool. OK well there’s one left. Who wants the last one?
BOY [swallows and claps once with his hands]: C’mon! Where’s the Big Airplane?