DANIEL: Toddler; energetic big brother with seemingly unkempt hair
WESLEY: Infant; playful, big eyed little brother
MOMMA: Mid to Late 20s; Dashing, strong, and quick minded
The play takes place in a typical American household’s kitchen and living room just before dinnertime and Daddy’s arrival home from work.
Daniel: (enters kitchen where MOMMY is prepping food) I want a cookie.
Momma: (gently) Sorry, but it is almost dinner time. You can have a cookie after you eat your dinner.
Daniel: But I want a cookie!
Momma: Sorry. No cookie.
Daniel: I WANT A COOKIE!
Momma: What did I just say? No cookie!
Daniel: (begins sobbing and wailing) Pllllleeeeaaasseee Mommy, cookie!!!
Momma: (matter of factly) If you are going to cry, you will have to leave the kitchen. I am making dinner and you can’t cry in here.
Daniel: (drops head, slumps shoulders, pouts lips and moves stage left to the living room, sitting next to WESLEY who is in a baby bouncer seat) Wesley, Momma is mean. We’re mad!
Wesley: (responds with big, bright eyes, coos and smiles)
Daniel: No, Wesley. Mad. Be mad. Momma mean. She not give Daniel cookie!
Welsey: (coos and smiles, even bigger than the first time, at DANIEL. Opens mouth wide and shoves in his fist gurgling with happiness).
Daniel: (sobs recommence) Wahhh!!! Wesley not mad at Momma! Wesley mean!
Momma: (Restrains a chuckle, shakes her head, and continues her task of making dinner, vowing to make note of the experience)