Monday, August 31, 2009

Geography: A One Act


A few weeks ago Bob made the move to the Big Boy Bed. At bedtime, Jeff sits with him as Bob falls asleep so that they can enjoy quality father/son time and to ensure that our tiny, sleepy, angel does not escape the bed and run through the house pulling his clothes off while yelling, “Damn it! I am a naughty bunny! You are a pee-head! Damn! I am so crazy!” Not that this has ever happened more than 6 times.

During their heart to hearts, the guys cover the big issues.


GEOGRAPHY
(BOB is tucked in bed. JEFF sits, folded into the small space at the foot of the tiny Big Boy Bed.)


JEFF
Uncle Matt and Aunt Tina and Baby Ruby are coming on an airplane to see you tomorrow.


BOB
Where Uncle Matt and Aunt Tina live?



JEFF
They live in Chicago.


BOB
Who's from Chicago?



JEFF
Uncle Matt and Aunt Tina and Baby Ruby.



BOB
Who else from Chicago?



JEFF
Well... Cousin Rachel’s from Chicago. Barack Obama's from Chicago.


BOB
Barack Obama's coming on the airplane?



JEFF
No.


BOB
Where is Barack Obama?


JEFF
He’s probably in Washington DC. Or this week Martha’s Vinyard, I think.



BOB
No, no. He's in Brace-el-y.



JEFF
Brace-el-y? I don’t know what that is.


BOB
Brace-el-y is in Los Angeles.



JEFF
Is that right?



BOB
Yes, it's next to Star Wars. Darth Vader lives in Star Wars.



JEFF
OK.



BOB
Yes and that's also next to GI Joe.



JEFF
OK, good night, Buddy.


END SCENE

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