Saturday, February 25, 2017

Monologue Mania Day #1109 Rick's Story (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Feb. 25, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day #1109 Rick's Story (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Feb. 25, 2017                     
                  This is Day #1108 revised                                      
                                                Rick's story  
                                                   A monologue by 
                                                    by Janet S. Tiger (c) all rights reserved (c) 2017
        (Rick enters, he is in his 30s but looks younger.  He is on a skateboard)

JEANNIE -  Rick, were you riding that thing?  Didn't we tell you no skating in here?

RICK -  Sorry, tried to get here on time.....can't skate around the boys, they try to use the  board, and they just don't have the muscles...yet.  Maybe one day.....(sees Savannah)  Hey, a newbie!  So, what's your story?

JEANNIE -  She's not talking just yet...

RICK-  Got it!  That was me, what, four months ago?

CLARK -  Almost  a year now, Ricky boy.....

RICK - wow!  Has it been a year?.....nah, I was not that interested in 'sharing'....but looka me now!  Last time I told you all about how the twins threw up in my backpack!  Both of them!....(to Savannah)   Hey, if you don't wanna talk don't worry, I'll give my name's Rick....not Ricky!

          (He points at Clark and Clark throws his hands up as if he's sorry- they've done this before)

RICK -  I'm a stay at home Dad,  I take care my two boys, they were born early, and it turns out.....they have CP...Cerebal oldest are ok, but then my wife, she's older than me, she wanted to wait a bit for more, and then well, after 40, sometimes there can be problems.....she's a doctor, she knew the risks.....and after my job was cut , we waited for wife is busy, did I say she's a doctor....and finding out that her babies weren't gonna be healthy, well, it almost killed her, but you know ....I have two older boys, they're normal, and when people find out about my kids, they get this look....and then they say....oh, you must a saint for being a stay at home dad with kids who have...special needs.  I hate that term, so I tell 'em, all my kids have special needs, it's that, two of em have EXTRA special needs, and then they get this look on their faces, and man, it's almost worth it......almost.....

        (He stops and takes a deep breath)

RICARDO-  Anyhow, did we already do the Daily Dilemma?  I mean, I got a new one!  

        (The others laugh - they know this is going to be weird)

RICARDO -  Okay, I thought about this because this week, I had a lotta time waiting in the doctors offices....and the boys, they love all these video games shooting up aliens.....yeah, I play, too! I got to wondering about, you know, aliens....Everybody's so scared of 'em but not me!  I figure, hey, if they come and get me, maybe that would be the only vacation I'd ever get!  So I put a big sign on my porch....come and get me!  So far, no luck!

         (He looks at Savannah, nods, and sits down.  End of scene)

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