Tuesday, October 17th, 2:00pm
Madigan and Missy
Missy: Mommy, what’s a “seatful prick”?
Madigan: That’s DEceitful, and you don’t say the word “prick.” It’s not nice. What were you doing awake at eleven last night anyway?
Missy: I woke up when Shadow barked. Who were you talking to?
Madigan: Never you mind.
Missy: Was it Uncle Ken?
Madigan: (regards her daughter) What makes you think it was Uncle Ken?
Missy: Oh just ‘coz Auntie Barb called him that.
Madigan: And when did you hear that?
Missy: The day you went to work and I stayed at Auntie Barb’s place.
Madigan: Two weeks ago?
Missy: (shrugs) I guess.
Madigan: Did you hear anything else?
Missy: (nods) Uh-huh.
Madigan: What else did you hear?
Missy: Auntie Barb told him that he was no better than her sister. Isn’t you her sister, Mommy?
Madigan: Yes. (gazes out the window)
Missy: Are you “seatful,” Mommy?
Madigan: Not as much as Auntie Barb is.
Next stop: Wednesday, October 18th, 6:00pm