Thursday, December 17th 2020
AT RISE: CJ is at her Distance Learning school desk at home, starting to type on her Chromebook. Mom is sitting next to her.
MOM: OK, are you all set?
MOM: Do you need anything?
MOM: Do you want me to take your Kindle and your stuffy so they won’t be a distraction?
CJ: [Grabs stuffed animal into a tight hug. Deliberately places Kindle aside.]
MOM: OK, do you want me to take your banana peel?
CJ: [Hands Mom banana peel without looking away from computer screen.]
MOM: OK. You’re all set? Do you want help spelling ‘butt‘?
MOM: [Starts to fake cry.] You don’t NEED me anymore??
CJ: No. I DON’T. Now go away!
MOM: [Suppresses a smile. Goes away. *Free*… for a few minutes.]