[Lights are dimmed. It is bed time. and on stage are a mother and daughter --4 year old. The mother has been trying to help her daughter fall asleep on her own...]
Mother [leans over and kisses daughter on forehead]: go to sleep baby. I love you.
Daughter: Ok mommy. [rolls over]
[Lights brighten. Day time]
Mother: Lia! I'm so proud of you!! You fell asleep all by yourself last night.
Daughter [immediately schools her expression to one of an injured puppy]: Yes, but I had tears in my eyes.
And NO THIS IS NOT A SAD STORY. This is a story of my drama princess daughter. The world's a stage for her!