Thursday, February 7th 2019
AT RISE: After an unusually stressful night, Gavin is looking like a brand new shiny chipper Boy this morning as he climbs in the front seat of the car. ClaraJane is in the back.
Mom: Wow. (tussling his hair) YOU’VE just had a dose of the ‘Secret of Life.’
Boy: [looking puzzled] Huh?
Mom: According to your Mom’s Mom anyway. Remember last night when you were so stressed and I told you to go ahead and let it all out, don’t despair; you WILL feel better in the morning?
Boy: Oh yeah, sleep!
Mom: That’s right! Nothing like a good night’s sleep as a cure for whatever ails ya.
Boy: [laughing] Oh yeah! I remember when we used to get in these huge fights, and I would go to bed and promise myself, ‘I’m still gonna be mad at her in the morning!‘ But then I would forget and I was never mad at you in the morning!
Gavin & ClaraJane: Ha ha ha ha!
Mom: [not remembering that] Heh heh heh… Yeah.
ClaraJane [from the backseat]: Oh yeah! And I remember Gavin when WE would get into huge fights and I would say, ‘I’M NEVER TALKING TO YOU A-GAIN!’ But then in the morning I’d always be talking to you again, ha ha ha ha!
All Three: [laughing]
Boy: Yeah I remember that. She’d say, ‘I’m never talking to you again!‘ and I’d say [reaching out for a handshake] ‘Ok great you want to make it a deal?’
ClaraJane: Ha ha!
Boy: But [changing to a forlorn tone] she never did.
All Three: …