Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Divide and Conquer...The Rebuttal

The following is a re-telling of our recent tale through the eyes of the dad...once again, names have been changed to protect embarrassing the innocent...
Begin Scene...
John and Julie are busy attempting to feed their three kids when the youngest, Matthew decides to sprint out of the room with a fork in his hand. Mom always said, never run with a fork...
Suddenly, from the living room, both parents hear a loud scream and then a wail. It's Matthew.
After tripping off a fringe in the area rug, Matthew accidentally stuck the fork he was running with in his eye. As Julie races over to assess the situation, John stays in the kitchen with their other two kids. Tears are streaming everywhere, Matthew has broken the skin and Julie can't determine whether he's poked his cornea and if she better grab their coats and head straight to the emergency room.
5 minutes later, when its clear that Matthew has only a slight cut on his cheek, which has stopped bleeding, Julie is still clutching Matthew to her chest in a bear hug. "Maybe you should loosen your grip a little, honey," says John, as Matthew struggles to breathe. "Shouldn't we take him to the emergency room," Julie asks shakily. John eyes the slight cut doubtfully. "Ummm....well they might give us a bandaid," he replies.
10 minutes later, Julie is still holding tightly to Matthew. The couple had discussed John taking the kids to see a movie that afternoon. The kids are looking expectantly at Daddy. Hesistantly, he suggests "How about I take all three kids to the movie?" Julie immediately leaves the room with Matthew, who is reaching out toward his Dad with his one free hand.
End Scene.


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