-Merry Christmas. May I sit down? That's my _____________. The little red-haired girl.
She's about your ___. You know her?
-You live next to me, don't you? You can say hello when you see me.
You don't have to be ______. There's things going around about
me, but none of it's ____. Okay? You've been good this year?
- I think so.
-You _____ to it?
-Yeah. Well, this is the place to be if you're feeling bad about yourself.
- It is?
- I think so.
- Are you feeling bad about yourself?
-I've been kind of a ____ lately. I said some things I shouldn't have.
I really haven't been too good this year.
-I'm kind of _____ because I really like my family. Even though sometimes I say I don't.
Sometimes I even think I don't. Do you get that?
- I think so. How you feel about family is a ___________ thing.
-Especially with an older brother.
-Deep down, you'll always love him. But you can ______ that you love him.
You can hurt them, they can hurt you. And that's not just because you're young.
You want to know the real ______ why I'm here?
-I came to ____ my granddaughter sing. I can't come hear her tonight.
-You have plans?
-No. I'm not welcome.
-You're always welcome at church. I'm not welcome with my son.
Years back, before you and your family moved on the block I had an ________ with my son.
-How old is he?
-He's grown up. We lost our tempers, and I said I didn't care to see him anymore.
He said the same, and we haven't spoken to each other since.
-If you ____ him, why don't you call him?
-I'm afraid if I call, he won't talk to me.
-How do you know?
-I don't know. I'm just afraid he won't.
-No offense, but aren't you a little old to be afraid?
-You can be old for a lot of things. You're never too old to be afraid.
- That's true. I was afraid of our ________. It's dark. There's _____ stuff
down there, and it smells funny. That sort of thing. It's bothered me for years.
-Basements are like that.
-I made myself go down to do some laundry and I found out it's not so bad.
I worried about it, but if you turn on the lights, it's no big deal.
-What's your _____?
-My point is, you should call your son.
- What if he won't talk to me?
- At least you'll know. Then you could stop worrying about it.
You won't have to be afraid anymore. No matter how ___ I was, I'd talk to Dad.
Especially around the holidays.
-I don't know.
-Just give it a shot. For your granddaughter anyway. I'm sure she ______ you.
And the presents.
-I send her a check.
-I wish my grandparents did that. They always send me clothes. Last year I got a _______
with a bird knitted on it.
-Oh, that's nice.
-Not for a guy in the second grade. You can get beat up for wearing something like that.
I have a friend who got nailed because there was a _____ he wore dinosaur pajamas.
-You better run home where you belong. Think about what I said. All right?
-It's nice talking to you.
-Nice talking to you. What about you?
-Yeah. You and your son.
-We'll see what _______.