Billy?... (looks out and spots Billy in the back of the room) -- present.Susie?... (there she is… little wallflower) -- present.Glenn?... (uh... cute as usual) -- present.Kathleen?... (there she is... for now!) -- present.Mark?... (where it is he? In the back? No, that's Brian. Hmmm? Is he here today? Hmmm? No, not over there... no, not over there...)Mark? Has anyone seemed Mark today? Hmmm? I guess... I guess he's not here today. Not present. (Mark's not here! Mark is not here! Mark is not here! MARK IS NOT HERE !!! YES!No Mark tantrums! No Mark fights! No Mark arguments! IT'S TIME FOR A CELEBRATION! IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY TODAY! No Mark interruptions to distract the other kids. No Mark whining to take me from the others. Going be able to get work done today. It’s going to be a GREAT day! MARK IS NOT HERE TODAY!!
Here comes the Billy, the super hero! Fly through the air… Smash! Blast! Boom! Throw the bad guy down! Kick him! (Chucky screams in pain) “Oh…you ok, Chucky? I’m sorry.”Run to the table… bump the others kids at the table… shake the table and make the blocks fall… (“Billy! Stop!”) “Huh?…” loudly, “Hey, I can I play?”Push through the kids and get to the drinking fountain… take a long drink…(“Billy, hurry up!”) “ah” take another long drink… “aah” smack your lips… take another long long drink. “Billy, hurry up. We want to drink too!” take another long slow drink… “aah” done… no, one more sip…ok, “Hey, can I play?”Here comes the rocket ship! Captain Billy soaring through the universe… Smash! Blast! Boom! Gotta ram the bad alien’s spaceship! Kablam! (Chucky screams in pain) “Oh…you ok, Chucky? I’m sorry.”“It’s mine! Give it to me! (grab and push) I got it! Na na na na na! (run away with the toy).“Happy Birthday to Davie…Happy Birthday to DAVIE DOO DOO HEAD! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DAVIE DOO DOO HEAD!…ha ha ha… Davie DOO DOO HEAD! Davie, do you want to play monsters?”Here comes Spiderman Billy! Zoom through the air… Smash! Blast! Boom! Throw a punch at the bad guy! Get him! (Chucky screams in pain) “Oh…you ok, Chucky? I’m really sorry.”(later at home…) “Mommy, nobody likes me (sniff… sniff). They call me ‘yucky Billy!!’”
This candy is yummy. Eat another piece. NOW!
I love chocolate! NOW!
The movie is almost over. Just another 30 minutes. NOW!
This is the best part coming up. NOW!
That outfit is beautiful. It looks great on me! And, it’s on sale. NOW!
It’s been a bummer of a day. I could use a pick-me-up. And, it’s on sale. NOW!
Before = NOT-NOW;Later = NOT-NOW;NOT-NOW is NOT RELEVANT;What is relevant? NOW, and only NOW!
I wonder what would happen if I put the bead in my nose?I wonder what would happen if I stuck the fork in the electric outlet?I wonder what would happen if I bounced higher?I wonder what would happen if I said, “I hate you?!”I wonder what would happen if I ignored mom?
I wonder what would happen if I took a hit?I wonder what would happen if I let him… ya know, if I let him…
Dad is mad.
Dad is really mad. Dad is really really mad.
Dad is scary.
Dad is really scary. Dad is really really scary.
I'm scared. I'm really scared. I'm really really scared.
Say "I'm sorry" Say "I'm really sorry, I'm really really sorry."
Say something... say anything. Anything so he won't be mad at me.Say "I won't do it anymore." Say it again... and again.Say anything that would get him away from me...
Boy, he was really mad... really really mad!
Whew! He's calming down. I'm glad that's over!
Hmmm? What did he say? Can I do it anyway? Or what?