MORNING GOODBYES: A PLAY

Playing daily at the Howard's house. Starring Noel (Dad), me (Mom), Eleanor (5yo), and Juliet (2yo)
  1. Eleanor, giving me a quick hug: Bye Mom!
  2. Me: Have a good day at school!
  3. Juliet: WAIT I HAVE TO HUG YOU. NOOOOOOOO!!! *I* WILL OPEN THE DOOR.
  4. Me and E: closing the door again, stepping out of the way.
  5. Dad: starting to open the door.
  6. Me and E: Oh no! Don----
  7. Juliet: wailing.
  8. Dad: closing the door.
  9. Me, E, and Noel, waiting at the door.
  10. J: opening the door with painful slowness.
  11. J: kissing Eleanor.
  12. E: Ugh, bye peanut butter breath.
  13. J: hugging Eleanor
  14. E: turning to walk to car.
  15. J: I HAVE TO HUG YOU.
  16. E: You just did!
  17. J: MORE HUGS. I HAVE TO GIVE YOU ANOTHER ONE.
  18. E: stooping to the hug and kiss with a big sisterly eye roll.
  19. J: planting a smacker right on E's forehead.
  20. E: Gross! That was all slobbery! (Wiping her forehead) Have a good day Peanut Butter Breath!
  21. ***
  22. Juliet repeating the entire 2 hug, 2 kiss process with Dad.
  23. ***
  24. Dad: kissing me. We've gotta go, I'm gonna be late for work. C'mon Eleanor, in the car now!
  25. Me: Bye! Have a good day at school!
  26. ***
  27. Me: starting to shut the front door.
  28. J: I HAVE TO SHUT THE DOOR!!!
  29. Me: letting J shut the door, then walking into the kitchen.
  30. J: following me.
  31. J: sudden 100 decibel freak-out. I FORGOT TO SAY BYE. I FORGOT TO SAY BYE. I DIDN'T SAY BYE DAD!!!
  32. Me: grabbing Ju off the floor and literally sprinting across the house and out into the driveway, in my awesomely striped pajama pants.
  33. Noel: giving me the What now? look, as he stops backing the car.
  34. Me (panting slightly), and doing that universal roll-down-your-window gesture... Even though no on actually cranks down their window anymore.
  35. Noel: rolling down his window.
  36. Juliet, somehow instantly switching from piercing shriek to angelic smile, waving. Bye Dad! Bye Nor Nor! Have a good day!