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MOTHER PATROL - written by Tanis Harms
. (in loving memory of my mom)
TOPIC: a busy mother’s job
SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 31:10 - 31
Style: satire/conversation: Angels talk
. about work. One angel is kept
. very busy following a mother around
Cast: ANGEL 47; ANGEL 8
Set & Props: angel suits and/or halos, coffee mug
(ANGEL 47 staggers in, panting for breath.
ANGEL 8 approaches and gives him a cup of coffee.)
ANGEL 8 Hey – Angel number 47.
ANGEL 47 Hey there – Angel – 8 million - 965,631.
ANGEL 8 Ah, just call me “8 et cetera,” –
. all my closest friends do.
ANGEL 47 Good, ‘cause I don’t think
. I could repeat that again!
. (sips the coffee) Ah! Thank you.
ANGEL 8 You look beat. What’s up?
ANGEL 47 Well, I’ve been assigned to this woman.
ANGEL 8 Yeah, I’ve been assigned to a woman before!
ANGEL 47 Not just any woman – a mother!
ANGEL 8 Whoa! THINK I know what you’re talking about.
ANGEL 47 Do you? Do you really?
ANGEL 8 Well, there was this little girl
. I looked after one time –
. SHE had a mother.
. And I noticed that this mother
. did a whole BUNCH of things for her.
ANGEL 47 The mother I look after, 2
. has 4 kids. Little kids!
. Angels 98, 654, 16 and 4,000...
. those are the angels assigned to these kids.
. THEY get worn out just trying
. to keep up with ONE of these kids!
. The mother – and there's only ONE of her –
. she somehow manages to keep up
. with all four kids and do all sorts of
. other things for them: cooking, baking,
. cleaning, playing, reading, driving them around,
. shopping for them, fixing their clothes,
. helping them with their homework –
. well – the list is endless!
ANGEL 8 She sounds very talented, as well as energetic.
ANGEL 47 And then she also looks after her husband.
. He’s not so low-maintenance, you know.
ANGEL 8 But isn’t that what a wife and mother
. is supposed to do?
ANGEL 47 But there’s more.
. She helps other people too!
. She helps out at the school,
. she does things for her neighbors,
. she serves in her church -
ANGEL 8 Maybe she’s actually one of those robots.
ANGEL 47 No! She’s not a robot. In fact, she puts
. a lot of emotional energy into everything.
. It’s obvious that she really cares.
. She laughs and has fun with people -
ANGEL 8 So she’s perfect?
ANGEL 47 Well, no, of course she’s not perfect.
. She has her moments, and her problems,
. and does her share of crying.
. But she really tries her hardest –
. and tries to do it all in God’s strength.
. She also tries to do it with God’s love,
. gentleness and forgiveness.
. Every day, she works at being a good listener,
. and tries to stay patient, and understanding.
ANGEL 8 She still sounds wonderful!
ANGEL 47 That’s not even the best part.
. The highlight of the day
. is when she teaches the Bible
. to her children, and prays with them.
ANGEL 8 I’d like to be assigned to a mother someday!
. Mothers sound really awesome.
ANGEL 47 Well, coffee break is over,
. back to work. I guess
. I should be thankful
. I don’t have a boring job!
(ANGEL 8 nods as they both walk off.)