Mother, 3-y-o (three-year-old daughter)
Scene opens with a mother sitting on a window seat typing e-mails on her laptop. A blond-haired three-year-old girl is heard by the mother entering and exiting the bathroom. A few minutes later the three-year-old walks up to her mother.
3-y-o: Mommy, I pooped.
Mother: I’m sorry. What did you say? (as mother looks up from her laptop and raises an eyebrow at her offspring and hits the send button hoping her e-mail is complete and makes sense)
3-y-o: I pooped on the brick.
Mother: You pooped on the brick? What brick?
3-y-o: The brick in the house.
Mother: (is seen thinking – the only brick in the house is around the fireplace) Can you show me where?
3-y-o: I pooped on the fireplace. Come (gives mother her hand and a cherub smile). I will show you.
The two make their way to the computer room via the kitchen so the mother can pick up some disinfecting wipes as well as a small garbage bag. Once in front of the fireplace the mother notices a dark stain on a brick – but no poop.
Mother: Honey, did you clean it up?
3-y-o: (proudly) Yes.
Mother: What did you use?
3-y-o: A towel. Mommy, I was trying to put Knuffle Bunny on the couch, on the brick couch when I pooped. I didn’t mean it. It was an accident.
Mother: (as she is scrubbing the stained brick) It’s okay honey. You did the right thing to try to clean it up and to tell mommy about it. (once it has been cleaned mother stands up and looks at offspring). Let’s put you in the tub.
The pair make their way to the bathroom via the kitchen so the mother can throw the small garbage bag into the large garbage can and put the container of wipes away. Upon entering the bathroom the mother spies a bath towel on the floor that is crumpled and looks stained in spots.
Mother: Honey? Is this the towel you used to clean up your mess?
3-y-o: (very proudly) Yes mommy. It is.