Act 1 Scene 1: 9:00am. Drizzly grey day visible out the open window. Our protagonist is lying on the couch with her arm over her eyes. She is conversing with someone off camera.
"I'm booooored. This holiday isn't fun at all. I wanted to go swimming!"
"Honey, it was cancelled. You heard the announcement."
"Why did they cancel it? And they cancelled morning calisthenics. I wanted to do calistheniiiiicsss."
"Probably because at 6:30 we had thunder and lightening and it was a bit dangerous. Why don't you think of something for us to do today?"
"I already said I wanted to go shopping and buy some toys, go to the park, have a picnic, make cookies and do my art project but you said noooooo..... and you're still doing the washing. You've been doing the washing for aaaaages..."
"Well, I didn't say we couldn't do anything on your list I just said we couldn't do everything today."
"I'm so boooreeeed. Holidays are a hassle......"
Fade out to sound of drizzle as protagonist sighs deeply.....
Yup. Day one of Meg's generous 19 day summer holiday. She has already done three days worth of homework, started her summer art project, done two pages of her supplementary homework, cleaned her desk, watered all the potplants, watched a wiggles dvd and written a letter to her Japanese grandmother. Phew....
I was really feeling sorry for her having such a short summer holiday but at this rate I think 19 days might be quite long enough....