(scene opens in cluttered dinning room)
Alpha & Beta: (being dumb)
Husband: (homework checking laptop) You guys are being dumb.
Alpha: We learn from the best. (strutting through the room)
Me: First, we don’t want dumb kids, we want smart, driven, and ambitious kids. Second, that presumes you have the capacity to learn.
Husband: (turns to look at Alpha) You have something on your jeans. (points) Come here.
Alpha: (looks down, steps closer)
Husband: (knuckle punches Alpha in the thigh)
Alpha: (collapses) I can’t believe I fell for that!
Beta: (laughs) I would have fallen for that.
Me: Back to that capacity to learn.