Stewgad: “Good night, Gadlet. Sleep tight. I love you so much. Tomorrow is a Mama day, so I’ll see you in the morning.”
Gadlet: “Ah-Ee”? (Her name for Darby, her daycare provider.)
Gadlet: “Kya-Kya”? (Her name for K, Darby’s son.)
Stewgad: “No, sweetie. We won’t see Darby or K tomorrow. It’s just the Gadlet and Mama; just the two of us while Dada’s at work. We’ll see Darby and K in a couple of days.”
Gadlet: Sad sound.
Stewgad: “But, maybe if the weather is good, we’ll go to a playground.”
Gadlet: Long Pause.
Stewgad: “Sure, love, you can go down the slide.”
Gadlet: “Ge-Ge, Mama, WHEEE!!!”
Stewgad: “You want Mama to go down the slide with Gadlet?”
Stewgad: “That sound’s great. I’d love to. We’ll go down the slide together when we go to the playground tomorrow.”
Gadlet: Short pause.