At Rise: Do You MIND

Friday, March 27th 2020

del do you mind

 

AT RISE:  It is late morning on homeschool quarantine day #10.  CJ is on the couch doing “Symphony Math” on her Chromebook.  Mom and Dad are babbling incoherently about something or another, just like real life annoying grownups.

CJ:  [Muttering quietly through clenched teeth.]  How do you expect me to do this problem that requires listening with only one earbud working and you making all this noise!?

Mom:  [Pauses.]  Is she talking to us?

Dad:  Hmm?

Both:  [Look over at CJ]

CJ:  [More emphatically.]  How do you expect me to do this problem that requires listening with only one earbud working and you making all this noise!?

Mom:  [Thinking of multiple solutions.]  Is that something you want help troubleshooting or is that your way of telling us to be quiet?

CJ:  [Cold stare.]  It’s a rhetorical question. 

Mom & Dad:  [Look at each other, impressed. Dad shrugs.  Mom exhales.]

Mom:  Wow!  All we have to do is nothing.  Fantastic.

Mom & Dad:  [Exchange a tiny kiss, and then SHADDUP.]

SCENE. 


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1 Response to At Rise: Do You MIND

  1. Bubble Wow says:

    When your child’s verbal skills exceed your own…

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