Homework at the Corbetts- a verse play

© Pamela Galeano 2009


FRIDAY

EDDIE: “I failed my spelling. Please help!” ‘

MOTHER CONNIE: Stop yelling.
I’m busy with a photo of a gigantic choko.
Ask Daddy Egbert – he’s the family expert.’

EDDIE :“Help, Daddy Corbett – Mum’s away in orbit!”

MONDAY
ELLIE: “Tomorrow for the table test, I want to be the very best.”
MOTHER: ‘I’m busy with a painting of a woman gently fainting.
Ask Daddy Egbert – he’s the family expert.’

ELLIE: “Help, Daddy Corbett – Mum’s away in orbit!”

TUESDAY
EDDIE:”I’ve come to the decision I don’t ‘get’ long division.”

MOTHER: ‘I’m busy with a story – A Boy Named Corey.
Ask Daddy Egbert – he’s the family expert.’

EDDIE: “Help, Daddy Corbett – Mum’s away in orbit!”

WEDNESDAY
ELLIE: “I need 10 things you do, to stop the spread of flu.”

MOTHER:’I’m busy sculpting junk to make a young punk.
Ask Daddy Egbert – he’s the family expert.’

ELLIE: “Help, Daddy Corbett – Mum’s away in orbit!”

THURSDAY
EDDY: “I have to make a poster – Ride the Rollercoaster.”
MOTHER: ‘That sounds like fun, young son of a gun.
Do you want it large? Perhaps a collage?
OK, Eddie Corbett – let’s take-off, into orbit.’

FRIDAY
ELLIE: “I have to write a play called Amazing Day.”
MOTHER: ‘We’ll give it a whirl, my pearl of a girl.
How many actors? Limiting factors?
OK, Ellie Corbett – let’s take-off, into orbit.’

SUNDAY
EDDY and ELLIE: “Phew! Now it’s Sunday – family fun day.
We’ll drive to the beach – the closest in reach.”
MOTHER:’Must take that carry bag I platted out of coloured rag.
Interesting debris is tossed up by the sea…’

FATHER: “Oh, Connie Corbett! You’ll take off again in orbit.”
No, Connie Corbett! You’ll take off again in orbit.”

EDDIE:Yes, Mother Corbett, I’ll take off with you in orbit.
ELLIE: Yes, Mother Corbett, it’s great fun with you in orbit!

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