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JUST LIKE DAD - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: relationships, teaching children
SCRIPTURE: Pr.22:6, Titus2:2-10, 1Pet.5:1-5
Style: satire/allegory: son copies all the actions
. of his father as they get ready to go out
Cast: Father, Son
Set & Props: shaver, tissue, 2 combs, 2 T-shirts,
. 2 dress shirts, 2 ties
(FATHER mimes shaving while looking out at the congregation
like there’s a mirror there.)
(SON feels his chin.)
(FATHER glances at SON with a smile.)
FATHER Some day, son, some day.
(FATHER flinches like he’s nicked himself, and grabs
a tissue to dab at it.)
SON Will I get cut too?
FATHER Oh, probably. Don’t worry, I’ll show you how
. to be careful. If you’re careful, you don’t
. hurt yourself too often.
(FATHER combs his hair.)
(FATHER puts on a dress shirt over his T-shirt
and buttons up.)
(SON copies every step watchfully.)
(FATHER puts on a tie.)
(SON tries – it’s a mess. SON sighs.)
(FATHER does it for him.) 2
SON Aren’t I old enough to learn this?
FATHER Oh, sure. I can start teaching you.
. Look there in the mirror.
(They both look forward to the “mirror”. FATHER talks
about each step as he ties the tie. SON sighs.)
FATHER Don’t worry. I’ll show you over and over
. until you get it.
SON That could take a while.
FATHER That’s what I’m here for.
SON Remember teaching me how to tie my shoes?!
FATHER Yes, and eventually - you learned to do it
. all by yourself. You do a fine job tying your
. shoes now. And you'll do a fine job tying a tie.
(FATHER pats SON’S back while they leave.)