A conversation between a mother, a father and a little boy.
Mother turns off stove. Mother walks into family room and looks for family. Little boy runs in the house from being outdoors.
“It’s time for dinner, Sweetie. Where is everybody?” – Mother
“Move, Momma. You’re in my way.” – Little Boy
Little boy pushes mother out of his way.
“Excuse me? That’s not polite.” – Mother
Little boy opens door to garage and runs inside. Mother walks over to garage door and opens it. Mother looks inside garage and sees little boy.
“Hey, I don’t appreciate you pushing me out-of-the-way. It’s time for dinner, so please go wash your hands and get ready. By the way, where is Dad?” – Mother
“Momma, how can you think of eating right now? You need to get your priorities straight.” – Little Boy
“Since when is eating not a priority?” – Mother
“My leopard is on the roof. That’s way more important than eating.” – Little Boy
“Says who?” – Mother
“Says everyone in the world.” – Little Boy
Little boy runs outside back door. Mother follows little boy outside. Mother sees father standing on ladder waving a large broom.
“It’s time for dinner.” – Mother
“Not now. We are trying to get the leopard off the roof.” – Father
“I know, but can’t you do get him later. It’s not a real leopard is it?” – Mother
“Of course not, but getting him off the roof is more important than eating right now.” – Father
“But dinner will get cold.” – Mother
“That’s why microwaves were invented…to heat up food.” – Father
“How long will it take?” – Mother
“A while. I think I need to go on the roof.” – Father
“Me too, Dad. It’s my leopard and he will need me for support.” – Little Boy
“What? Both of you are going on the roof? I don’t think that is a good idea.” – Mother
“We have to, Momma. Little leopard might be scared. We have to get him off. Get your priorities straight.” – Little Boy
“Stop saying that. I have my priorities straight. My priority is eating dinner and keeping my family safe.” – Mother
“We’ll be safe, dear. We can eat later. Can you go get the big ladder?” - Father
“I guess so.” – Mother
Mother walks away toward garage.
“This is a perfect example of why cooking dinner for the family is huge waste of time and energy.” – Mother
“I heard that.” – Father (yells from outside)
“You were supposed to.” – Mother (yells from garage)