[Int. the Manning household]

Elisha: Hey Mom?

[no answer]

Elisha: MOM?!

Elisha: MOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOM!

[from downstairs]

Olivia: Yes, sweety?

Elisha: WHERE THE HECK IS MY PLAX?!

Olivia: Your what?

Elisha: MY PLAXICO! I CAN’T FIND HIM, HE’S MISSING!

Olivia: Calm down, my precious little boy.

Elisha: NO MOM, I’M FRICKIN SERIOUS!

Olivia: Now Eli, you know I don’t tolerate that kind of language in this house.

Elisha: Sorry, Mom. But have you seen my Plax anywhere? I can’t find him and he may be in trouble.

Olivia: I haven’t seen him, sweetie, I’m sorry. Did you check in the toy chest.

Elisha: Yes mom, I checked the flippin’ toy chest.

Olivia: Well I’m sorry Eli, but I don’t know where you could have left him. Why don’t you just play with one of your other toys.

Elisha: THEY’RE ACTION FIGURES!

Olivia: I know, Eli, I know, but if you don’t hurry up and pick one we’ll be late for your playdate at the Phelps’s. Why don’t you just take your Amani, he’s sitting on your nightstand ready to go.

Elisha: Aww Mom, he’s all old and raggedy and junk.

Olivia: Well young man, I don’t know where he could have gone. You know whenever Peyton loses one of his action figures he always makes do with what he has.

Elisha: I don’t care about Pey-Pey, I NEED MY PLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAX!

Olivia: Elisha Nelson Manning IV, you will use your indoor voice or I’ll take away your Hedgecock! Now if you don’t want to play with your Amani then you can just take that new Domenik doll I got for you. He’s just like Plaxico anyways.

Elisha: Oh come on, Mom, he can’t even catch with those hands!

Olivia: Well that’s all you’re going to get to play with today, because I told Debbie Phelps we’d be at her house by noon.

Elisha: Grrrrrrrr. [reluctantly grabs Amani and Domenik]

Olivia: If you’re a good boy we’ll stop at the orchard and get you some cider.

Elisha: FLIPPIN’ SWEET! I’m gonna drink so much cider, you don’t even know! [sips from sippy cup]