(scene opens in deconstructed kid’s room)
Me: (tucking an exhausted, overwhelmed, weeping Delta into bed) Okay, sweetie. Get some sleep I’ll see you in the morning.
Delta: (pauses, explodes into fresh wailing)
Me: What’s wrong?
Delta: (sobbing) I didn’t eat anything tonight!
Me: (patiently done) Honey, there was food everywhere and you didn’t want anything.
Delta: (moar sobbing) I didn’t eat anything tonight!
Me: That’s not true. You had two deviled eggs and a huge bowl of banana pudding.
Delta: (pauses, remembers, less sobbing) I didn’t eat anything tonight.
Me: (pulls up blanket, kisses forehead): I got a chocolate mousse pie in tribute tonight. Get some sleep and you can have some for breakfast.
Delta: (gulps, sniffles) Okay.
(Carrot leaves room, turns off light)