Drama | Conversation With a Three Year-old (skit)

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Conversation With a Three Year-old (skit)


An old man is fiddling with pieces of an old wooden chair in a backyard shop. His three year-old great grandson strolls up.

KID

Whatcha doin’ Great Grandpa?

GG

Someone put this old Adirondack Chair out for the trash man. I’m restoring it.

KID

Why?

GG

I dunno. Good question We’ve got no room for it anywhere.

(beat)

Just for fun I guess.

KID

You’re all sweaty.

GG

Yeah, this sanding is hard work.

KID

You said you were doing it for fun.

GG

Well, work can be fun…

(beat)

Work SHOULD be fun.

KID

Playing is fun. Work is boring.

GG

(scoffs)

When have you ever done any work?

KID

All the time. I have to pick up my toys. I’ve got lottsa toys. It’s boring.

GG

You like video games, right? Don’t ya have to work to get good at ’em?

KID

Sorta. But it’s fun work

GG

Why?

KID

You have these levels. You have to get to the next level. Sometimes you get zapped!

GAME OVER!

But you can startover and…

GG

Bingo! That’s the same as work. Work is a game…

(beat)

or it should be a game. You make it a game. Finishing is the next level.

KID

Does President Biden work?

GG

Sure. He works at being a politician. Politics is plenty of work.

KID

What’s politcs? I know there’s lottsa yelling.

GG

Hmm…

(beat)

Good question. I guess you could say it’s a game to decide who gets to spend the country’s money and who gets to control the police and the military.

KID

Wow! Like World of Warcraft! I think I wanna be a politician when I grow up.

GG

(eye-roll, muttering)

Oh-my-God, what have I done?

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