Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bed Time Vernacular: A One Act


BED TIME VERNACULAR
JEFF and I are tucking BOB in for the night.


JEFF
Sweet dreams. Get some good sleep.


BOB
I don’t want to sleep, I want to live.


ME
Wow.


JEFF
Sleeping is living, Boo Boo.


ME
Sleeping is an important part of life.


BOB
Is music life?


JEFF
Yes.


BOB
Is supper life?


ME
If you are lucky, it’s a part of your life and you are very lucky. Now it's time to stop talking and get some sleep.


BOB
Okay but I just can’t do sleeping right now.


JEFF
Just try, Buddy. Mama will rub your back.


BOB
I can’t. I can’t sleep. I have a sleep ache.


ME
A sleep ache? I am totally stealing that.


JEFF
Me too. That’s so good.


BOB
Can I have a banana cut in pieces?


END SCENE

12 comments:

  1. Out of the mouth of my favorite babe.

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  2. Brilliant....I'm stealing that one too!

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  3. My sleep aches are aches to sleep. I always say that you know you are an adult when you WANT a nap. You have a little wise man here.

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  4. Wonderful.

    I don't want to sleep, I want to live.

    Just wonderful.

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  5. I have a sleep ache too Bob. These parents! They just DON'T LISTEN! Keep on keeping on my friend!

    BOB RULES!

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  6. Tuck this post away in that file marked "Evidence that he was destined for greatness."

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  7. Ilene WaterstoneJune 2, 2010 at 8:22 AM

    I also want a banana -- cut in pieces.

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  8. I have the opposite problem apparently, I have an awake-ache.

    I (heart) Bob! He is the best!

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  9. Bananas are definitely part of the sleep ritual. Read "Fatherhood" by Paul Reiser. Pregnant wife can't sleep, gets up, has stomach ache, complains to Paul and he brilliantly asks what she has been doing for the past two hours.

    Eating 5 bananas and crying.

    It makes perfect sense.

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  10. My little girl asks for a banana cut in circles....she means slices, but I think it's so cute I don't correct her.

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