A Jack and DMK Miniseries
We have been previously introduced to the Ditka boys as friends of Dwayne's (and Billy's.) It seems Dwayne's dad isn't the only one who feels like he is trapped in an old sitcom. With four boys, most days Mr. Ditka simply hopes for the laugh track and not the ominous music.
Today just happens to be ominous music day.
Your spouse is working late and your second youngest son, nine year-old Eli, has an appointment with the eye doctor. You are able to get Eli to his appointment but you definitely do not want to drag all four boys in to town. Since it will only be two or three hours max you leave the other three boys at home with fourteen year-old Andrew in charge.
That clock on the wall is your most prized possession. It was a wedding gift from your grandfather to your grandmother. Your grandmother handed it down to you when you got married. Now that your grandparents are passed the clock has even greater sentimental value.
The clock on the wall is what has now cued up the ominous music. You came home with Eli after the appointment to find your prized clock was no longer on the wall. Instead the clock is on the floor and the decorative wood work is broken. The clock can be repaired but you secured it well and it should not be in the floor.
Andrew and Issac are busy working on homework at the dining room table and Abraham is off in the room he shares with Eli doing whatever it is eight year-old boys do.
You question the oldest two boys about your grandmother's clock. They seem just a little nervous and their answer seems just a little rehearsed. Andrew says, "Uh, we have no idea. A big truck did come speeding down the road and the whole house shook so maybe that made it fall down."
Issac quickly pipes in, "Yeah, a real big truck. We've been right here doing homework the whole time you were gone."
Abraham, the Announcer-In-Chief, is now on the scene and he is anxious to report to you that Andrew and Isaac were fighting in the house while you were out. Both Andrew and Isaac are quick to deny the accusation and soon a "was too, was not" argument is in full action.
This is what you DO know:
1. The clock was securely mounted on the wall.
2. Andrew and Isaac have both been warned before and even spanked for their tendency to rough house and play fight inside. You like the boys to expend the energy but insist the wrestling and roughhousing go on outside.
3. Abraham has a great tendency to "bend the truth" especially if he sees a chance to get his brothers in trouble.
4. There is a rock quarry at the end of the road you live on. Large trucks are all the time speeding by. You have even made complaint to the County Commission with little result.
Will the laugh track play today?