Sunday, September 9th 2018
AT RISE: The Oberhauser Four are walking home from the annual neighborhood carnival around the corner. The kids run ahead and pause just before home.
Gavin: [Baps ClaraJane with giant big purple ball.]
ClaraJane [Screaming]: Gavin STOP IT !!!
Gavin: [Calmly shrugs.] Ok.
Mom & Dad: [Look at each other.]
Mom: I think that was one of the greatest fights I’ve ever seen. ‘Gavin STOP IT!! … Ok.’
Gavin [Walking back to join them]: Ha, that wasn’t even a fight! That was just a big brother being annoying.
ClaraJane: [Fuming on the front step.]
Gavin: CJ you have to admit, that was pretty funny.
ClaraJane: [Waps giant inflatable princess into his face with a thwack. Smiles.]
Mom: NOW it’s pretty funny!!!
ClaraJane: [Explodes into giggles.]
Everyone [cracks up].
[Mom unlocks the door and the kids run ahead, giggling and battling their giant inflatable toys. Mom and Dad pause to kiss, because this of course is marital bliss.]