SUE The mother
BEN The father
NORA The toddler
SCENE In the car. NORA sits in her car seat, holding a nearly dried up marker. BEN and SUE are chatting as BEN drives. NORA catches their attention.
NORA I’m drawing a chicken on my cheek. I’m drawing Sally Turtle.
SUE [turning around in seat] Nora, you can’t draw on your face. I have to take the marker away. [Pries marker out of NORA’s hand.]
NORA No! I need my marker!
BEN Good for you, Sue. Good follow through.
SUE [to NORA] We don’t draw on our skin. You can have your marker back later.
[BEN and SUE resume chatting.]
NORA [interrupting] Mommy, can I have my marker back?
SUE Why did I take it away?
NORA Because I drew a chicken on my cheek.
SUE Why do you need it back?
NORA To draw a rooster on my other cheek.