After a long car ride that includes picking up each of the kids and choosing a restaurant for dinner, Mike and Frankie decide to divide up their time and give each of their kids a full day of attention.
Story 1: Axl’s Time
Axl is the first one to receive his parents’ full and undivided attention. He chooses to go paintballing.
After learning about his parents’ plan
Axl: “Can I invite a friend so I can have someone to talk to?
When Frankie complains the paintball experience is not how she wanted to spend time with Axl
Mike: “Hey our teenage son is having a good time with us, his parents. You know how rare that is? It’s like finding oil in your backyard.”
Story 2: Sue’s Time
Sue plans an entire day of activities from start to finish.
Sue: “This is supposed to be my special day”
Frankie: That’s the thing about special. If you overload on special, it’s not as special”
While Sue goes to try on Frankie’s senior prom dress
Mike: I’m going to the kitchen and going to pour myself a big glass of excitement. Do you want anything?
Frankie: “Yeah I want my excitement on the rocks.”
Story 3: Brick’s Scraps
Brick wants to go to the city for a convention but keeps getting the short-end of the stick because his
Brick revealing what that he’d like to go to the Planet Nowhere convention in Indianapolis.
Mike: “Oh come on Brick no. It’s a long drive to Indianapolis.”
Brick: “Perfect it would give me enough time to fill you in on the series”
Brick:“You yell at Axl and Sue. Once in a while, it would be nice to know you care enough to yell at me too”
Fight or Flight