Gretchen and Jude climb out of their car in front of Jude's school. It's Open House Day, and parents and kids are all heading to school to check out the kids' classrooms and artwork. Jude is slow.
Come on Stinky Magoo, let's go!
Mom! Don't call me silly names in front of people!
Oh. Sorry. I'll try to just call you Jude. How's that? And maybe Bugs.
I don't know if I can help myself from calling you Bugs. It might just...
Anything else I shouldn't do?
Don't sing, okay?
Yeah. You're always singing really loud. It's embarrassing.
Wow. I wouldn't want to embarrass you or anything. Okay. I'll try to control
myself. Anything else?
Well...maybe you can try not to talk too much.
Don't talk too much. Check. I'll try hard at that one.
They continue walking toward the school. Jude reaches out and takes Gretchen's hand.
You don't want me to talk, but it's okay to be seen holding my hand?
(considers for a beat)
Yeah. You're my mom. That's cool.
Okay. That's cool.
Gretchen smiles and they walk into the school holding hands.