Sunday, March 22, 2015

Monologue Mania Day # 403 by Janet S. Tiger A Modest Request March 22, 2015

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Monologue Mania Day # 403 by Janet S. Tiger A Modest Request  March 22, 2015      
                                           A Modest Request
                                                        (for the Senior Channel)
                                             by Janet S. Tiger  (c) 2015 all rights 

           (An older person comes onstage, carrying a sign held high - 'Fair Wages for Grandparents')

I am here today on the Senior Channel to do what others have inspired me to do - start a new protest group!  We are sick and tired - literally and figuratively! -of elder abuse!  Especially when it comes from our own children!

We are not free babysitters!  And we both know money is not the issue here - although we are the only people who work for free - and smile while we do!  Because we love those kids -but we are not here to raise your children - we didn't raise you that way!  And we have not lived this long to become slaves to your need for us to watch your kids!  We want our freedom!  Now!

          (Opens wallet/purse, shows photos)

Aren't they cute?  Of course they are!  They're my grandchildren!  But, please, understand that we are really tired, and really not wanting to see them EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK!  On the weekends, for a few hours, to go to eat out or to a ballgame, to the zoo.  Every few months to something bigger, maybe Seaworld or  Disneyland - but not everyday!

And don't tell us it's a gift - we know grandchildren are a gift, and we love them, but enough is enough!  We have things to do, too, like doctor's visits, and friends of our own, and the gym, and trips in the motorhome, and classes at the senior center that teach us how to use those crazy computers.....and did I mention doctors visits?

So, give us a break, not our hips, please, just a few minutes for ourselves.  And we will thank you - and, guess what?  The grandkids will thank you, too!

           (Turns to leave, stops, looks back)

Now once the grandkids can drive, that'll be a different story!

           (Exits, turning  the sign around to show  'Just Say 'No')

Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983
Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

1 comment:

Eat My Words said...

Good one. I like how you ended it with teenage drivers and just say NO.