BEN The father
NORA The toddler
SCENE Nora’s bedroom. Dusk.
BEN Nora, I’m going to give you two choices, you can lay back and close your eyes and try to go to sleep and I’ll send mom in to check on you in ten minutes or you can be noisy and I won’t bother having mom check on you. Which would you like?
NORA [Holding index finger to her lips.] Mmmmmmmm. Mmmmmm. Mmmmm. Mmmmmm. Mmmmmm. Mmmmmm. Mmmmmmmm. Mmmmmm. Mmm.
BEN Nora, which do you want?
NORA Mmmmmm. I need a minute to think about it. Mmmmm. Mmmmmmmm. Mmmm. Mmmmmm. Mmmmmmmmm. I want mommy in five minutes.