Mel and Wes enter their home in
California. They are standing in the living room.
At the same time,
their mother is cooking in the kitchen.
The living room has a large screen TV [television], piano, couch [also called a sofa],
four comfortable chairs, a coffee table [small table], floor lamp, and two end tables
[very small tables] with a lamp on each table. A few paintings are on the walls and a
fireplace is in the center of one wall.
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Well, we wonít see him help put things away now.
Looks like I do the work, as usual.
Donít be so grumpy [upset]. Iíll make him clean the dishes after we eat.
Good! I have a lot of homework to do for school tomorrow.
[Mel deposits frozen food in the freezer.
She then places vegetables and fruit in the refrigerator.
Finally, she opens a cupboard door and puts canned and other dry
food inside. After closing the cupboard door, Mel
begins to peel and cut potatoes for her mother.]
Thank you for all your help, Mel. Iíll finish preparing the meal if youíll set the table.
Sure. Should I use the fancy
dishes or just the regular stuff?
The normal, everyday dishes will be fine. Weíre not having special guests over
tonight. I want to finish early so we can spend the evening as a family. Your
father plans to have us all talk about where we want to go on our vacation.