(scene opens in gloomy dinning room, Carrot at computer)
Gamma: (calls off stage) Mom! Can I come downstairs! I’m bored!
Me: (calls back) Nope. You can keep your Covid self in your room. Its what isolation means. Isolate.
Gamma: But I’m bored!
Me: You spent all of Spring Break locked in your room, why do you want out now?
Gamma: Dad took the tablet!
Me: (unsympathetic) Maybe that was because you won’t stay off the YouTube. Sorry about your luck. Do some art. Play with the felting kit I got you.
(Gamma enters the dinning room, masked)
Me: What are you doing out of your room?
Gamma: (muffled) Here. Can I have the tablet now?
Me: (somewhat impressed) Go ask dad. I don’t know where it is.
(cue laugh track, fade to black)