(scene opens in cluttered dining room)
Beta: (describing the gear needed for Welding class)
Me: (looks up from computer at Husband) So…now we’re buying him boots?
Husband: Something like Timberlands. Heavy duty work boots.
Me: (turns to Beta) Are you going to wear them all day?
Beta: No, they’ll stay in my locker.
Me: Finally using your locker? Glad someone knows what a locker is.
Beta: I have a locker in my welding classroom. I don’t use my real locker.
Husband: Only use your step-locker?
Me: (absentmindedly) What are you doing, step-locker?
Husband: (whips around to stare at Carrot)
Beta: (points at Carrot, yelling) NO!
Husband: (whips around to stare at Beta)
Me: Ha-ha. Outted you.
Beta: (flames bright red)
Husband: You’d better go to bed.
(Beta flees, stage left)
Husband: (to Carrot now laughing helplessly) I think this makes you the bad parent.
Carrot: (wipes tears) I’m okay with that.