George and Helen are deciding what quote and photo to use for Annie’s graduation advertisement in the yearbook.
George: How about this one from The Kite Runner: “Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.”
Helen: This is a congratulations ad for our daughter. We’re not using a quote about how difficult children are.
George: Well you said find something deep.
Helen: I didn’t mean deep that way! Keep thinking.
George: What about this quote from Confucius: “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
Helen: I like that, but it’s overused. How about this: Always stay true to yourself. You’re bound for great things.
George: That’s nice, but it’s not memorable to me.
Helen: It doesn’t matter if it’s memorable to you, this is for Annie! I’m sure she’d love it.
George: Maybe she will. But it doesn’t stand out to me.
Helen: You make everything difficult George!
George: I’m sorry. I just want the ad to look and sound nice.
Helen: What about this: It’s the connections in life that matter. Continue to be a bridge person. We love you!
George: I like that a lot. It’s a maybe.
Helen: I give up! Nothing I say is good enough for you.
George: We just haven’t nailed it yet!
Helen: George, do you know what I did last night?
George: What did you do?
Helen: I drove around the neighborhood sobbing because I’m going to miss her so much. I ran through a stop sign.
George: Please let our daughter leaving for college distract you on the road. But I know it’s tough.
Helen: I just don’t know what I’m going to do when she’s gone.
George: We have the dogs to take care of.
Helen: But pets can’t replace a child.
George: And you have me.
Helen: Well you’re just annoying.
The couple laugh.
Helen: I thought of something George! The world is yours Annie. If you want it, go get it. We love you a ton. Mom and Dad.
George: That’s radiant.
Helen: Thanks honey. I’m glad you like it.
George: And we’ll use the photo of her swinging in mid-air.
Helen: Perfect! Good job to us!
The two proud parents eat dinner on the couch and watch television.