Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Case of the Missing Samoas
Act I, Scene I
A sunny afternoon at the park. A girl scout in a uniform pulls a red wagon loaded with boxes and Big is trying to make a decision with her mother looking on.
Big: How many boxes can we buy?
Mom (checking her pockets for loose change): You can buy 2.
Big looks some more, taking the decision very seriously.
Big: How about this red box and this purple box?
Mom: Well, the tag-a-longs are Dad's favorites so that's a good choice. But, we'd better not get those samoas. Can you pick something else?
Mom: They're my favorites and I might eat the whole box.
Big: But I really want them - you just don't eat them all, okay?
Mom (reluctantly): Ok.
Act I, Scene II
Approximately one week later. Dad is clearing dinner dishes and Big is excited about her treat of 2 girl scout cookies. Mom gets down the box of Tag-a-longs and hands her 2 cookies.
Big: No, I want the other kind.
Mom: What other kind? These are the girl scout cookies.
Big: The ones in the purple box
Mom: Those are all gone
Big: WHHAAAATTT??? What happened to them??
Mom: We must have ate them all
Big: NOOO . . . I only ate a few of them!
Mom: Well, I ate them. I told you they were my favorites
The look on Dad's face changes from a look of disbelief to a look of disgust.
Big: You said you wouldn't eat the whole box! No fair!
Mom: I'm sorry but they're gone. Do you want these 2 cookies or not?
End scene (but not tantrum).