"Monday Night's Dinner, a one-act play"
"If everyone spoke English (or if everyone spoke 'Rowan')" ...
a family of 3 sits down for dinner.
Mommy, Daddy, and baby Rowan, 14 months
Ok, time for dinner. Here are a few pieces of salad.
I'VE BEEN WAITING SO LONG!!! HAVEN'T YOU REALIZED THAT I'M STARVING!?!?!
Don't forget to chew chew chew.
THERE'S NO TIME FOR CHEWING!!!
[Rowan CHOKES on carrot]
THE FOOD IS TRYING TO KILL ME!!!
Ok, let's try again. How about you sit on my lap?
[Mommy puts Rowan in her lap]
Mommy has different food! I WANT MOMMY'S DIFFERENT FOOD!!!
[Rowan LUNGES for Mommy's plate]
It's the same food. You food is just cut up smaller. It's the same.
[Mommy SIGNS the ASL sign for 'same']
DAMMIT WOMAN! DON'T BOTHER ME WITH YOU CONFOUNDED FINGER MOTIONS! I WANT DINNER!
[Mommy puts Rowan down and IGNORES him as he begins to cry]
I'LL NEVER EAT AGAIN!!!