Save the Drama For Your Mama!
Title: Original Idea's
by Lisa Dickinson
(A one act play between a mother and her son - based on true life events)
Cast of Characters
Eric - played by Eric Dickinson,a carefree and usually quiet-natured (almost ten year old) boy.
Mom - played by me. Enough said.
mudroom, kitchen and foyer ....Eric comes home from school on Tuesday and says....
Eric: "Hey mom, I've got a great idea.....there's no school on Thursday or Friday....I was thinking we could go to the Wisconsin Dells for a few days."
Me: "Ahh .... brilliant idea....but unfortunately, it's not in the plans for this week Eric."
Eric: "Why, mom?"... "Wouldn't that be like soooooo sooooo much fun?"
Me: "Oh yes, I agree--very fun, but not this week, hon."
Eric: "How 'bout next week?"
Eric: "How about the week after?"
Eric: What about the.....
Eric: (disrespectfully raising his voice) "Geesh, Mom! What's the use of having brilliant idea's if I can't even do them?"
Me: "Eric.... please go up to your room and calm down a bit."
Eric: (defiant) "NO!"
Me: " Um....Yes!"....(pointing up the stairs) "UP. NOW! MR.!!"
Eric: "FINE!...(as he stomps up the stairs you can hear him mumbling to himself) "No fair...Michael Rea gets to use all my cool ideas."
I wish to thank Eric's friend Michael Rea (Knit Think's son) for inspiring Eric's - um, not so original idea....and we'd like to add that we hope that he is having a lot of fun at the Dells this week.