Wednesday, April 15th 2020
AT RISE: Mom has started making breakfast. Both kids are “working” at their desks. Mom pauses to think again and peers at Boy suspiciously.
Mom: Hey Babe. What are you working on?
Gavin: [Quickly switches screen view and looks up.]
Mom: Be HONEST.
[They look at each other.]
Mom: Be honest honey. With me, and with yourself.
Gavin: [Sheepishly.] Watching some guys mountain bike on ridges and stuff.
Mom: [Exhales. Smiles.] Sounds awesome. Why don’t you come help me in the kitchen a little?
Gavin: OK! [Hops up and comes into kitchen.] Want me to unload the dishwasher?
Mom: That would be fantastic.
Gavin: OK! [Starts unloading dishes.] Are these even clean?
Gavin: [Inspecting a couple bowls.] They don’t look clean.
Mom: Lemme see. [Squints at the bowls.] Agh, close enough. We’re not going to die from that…
Gavin: [Starts to put them away.]
Gavin: [Bursts out laughing.]