(scene opens in surprisingly clean parlor)
Me: (looks up from typing) Gamma, what are you doing?
Gamma: (fiddling at the charging station in the corner) Putting on Delta’s fitbit.
Me: You can’t wear his Fitbit. Where’s yours?
Gamma: I don’t know.
Me: Go check under your bed.
Gamma: It’s not there. I cleaned my whole room. It’s missing.
Gamma: It is! I looked everywhere! Can I have the tablet so I can talk to my friends now?
Me: (rises with resignation) Lets check the state of your room first.
(scene changes to mostly clean kid’s room)
Me: Where’d everything go?
Gamma: (kicks drawer under the bed) In here. That’s what it’s for, right?
Me: Uh, no. (tests drawer, stuck finally gets it open, over filled with kid stuff and trash) We’re going to have to go through that. (peeks under bed) Gamma? Look under the bed?
Gamma: (crouches down and looks under bed) Oh. My fitbit.
Me: (with deep Maternal I Told You So) Huh. Imagine that. Who could have known. Oh and look, there are the library books you couldn’t find.
Gamma: (sheepish) I’ll get the broom. Then I can have the tablet?
Me: Yes. Hand me the Fitbit, I’ll go charge it.