A PLAY IN ONE ACT
(Scene: Griffin and Carl's grandparents' home.)
CARL: Shall we talk about the room? That's a plant with flowers. That's the door and it's open. The door shouldn't be open.
TATIE (aside): This is a great opportunity to encourage Carl to communicate in French with someone other than me! This is exactly what I've been waiting for.
TATIE: Griffin ne voit pas bien. Carl, tu peux décrire la salle pour Griffin? Tu expliques ce qu'il y a dans la salle? [Griffin doesn't see well. Can you describe the room for Griffin? Can you explain what's in the room?]
TATIE (as if sharing a secret): Mais attention, it faut parler français. Griffin ne parle pas anglais. Griffin parle français! [But watch out, you have to speak French. Griffin doesn't speak English. Griffin speaks French!]
CARL (matter-of-fact): Tatie, Griffin doesn't talk.
(CARL exits stage right to chase the cat. GRIFFIN squirms. TATIE sighs.)