Sometimes my life is a sitcom and all the laughs are at my expense.
Episode: Morning Mayhem
*scene opens on mom in kitchen cleaning up the entire sippy of milk that the toddler has dumped intentionally all over the counter, her chair, and the floor; we hear kids from the living room, playing with a film-less camera*
Dante: Say cheese, Zoe!
Zoe: *makes a sound that puts a banshee to shame*
Mom: WHAT is going on out there?!?
Dante: *shoving camera in his sister’s hands as mom walks into the room* I just wanted to take her picture.
Mom: Did you take it from her?
Mom: Did you take the camera from her?
Mom: *gives the icy mom-stare*
Dante: *looks at floor to avoid mom’s glare* …no…
Mom: *frustrated sigh* Go next-door and see if Nana & Paw-Paw are awake!
Dante: C’mon, Zoe!
Mom: NO! Just you.
*Scene ends as Dante runs out back door and Zoe toddles after him. Mom is left listening to the door slam and the click/whir of the camera as the flash lights the kitchen.*
Zoe: *from outside* A cheeeese … Dante!
*cue laugh track*