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The Boy and His Skateboard
Cindy- Jose’s older sister.
Jose- Cindy’s little brother
Javier- Father of Cindy and Jose.
Maria- Mother of Cindy and Jose.
(The play starts off at the grocery store with Javier and Maria. Cindy and Jose are having a discussion on the new skateboard that Jose is looking to get himself for his 11th birthday.)
Cindy: You do realize that that particular skateboard is very cheap. Why don’t you get this? (Cindy points at a $150.00 skateboard.)
Jose: That one is cool. However, this one is stylish. (as he points to a $99.99 skateboard)
Cindy: Yeah, that one is cool but that one is way too cheap! It will probably fall apart in the next 3 days.
Jose: Sis, chill out. I‘m getting what I want. You are not the boss of me!
Cindy: Actually, this skateboard is a whole lot better.
Jose: (sarcastically) Oh really?
Jose: Well, let’s find out, shall we?
Cindy: You’re on.
(Javier and Maria are coming around the corner.)
Javier: What is taking you so long?
Cindy: Jose wanted to get a skateboard that is $100.00 for his birthday present and I was telling him that he should get this skateboard that is $150.00.
Maria: Cindy, Jose can get what he wants. If he wants to get this skateboard, he can get this skateboard.
Cindy: (snottily) Fine, have it your way!
(Three days later at Javier and Maria’s house.)
Jose: Sis, I am about to prove to you that this is an excellent skateboard!
Cindy: (sarcastically) Uh huh. Sure!
(Jose tries his new skateboard out. He goes to do a big turn, and suddenly on of the back wheels rolls off. Down goes Jose.)
Cindy: I got to get you to a hospital!
Jose: Just please get Dad!
Cindy: No I will call him!
Jose: Okay but hurry! I am in pain!
Cindy: You’ll be okay.
Jose: No I won’t, sis!
(Javier and Maria pull up and they Jose to the hospital.
Maria: We have to get your leg x-rayed.
(Dr. Smith enters
Dr. Smith: Well Jose, I am afraid to say that you broke your leg.
Jose: That can’t be possible. I have a skateboarding competition next week that I am participating in!
Dr. Smith: I am sorry; you will just have to miss it. Now, I need you to keep it elevated whenever you are sitting down. Otherwise, you will need to get around using a pair of crutches.
Jose: Oh, man!
Jose: Nothing. It is just maddening that I have to get around with this stupid cast on my leg. I mean I am not crippled.
Cindy: Well maybe you’ll make the next competition.
Jose: I’ll be too old then.
Javier: Jose, the next competition is in…..
Jose: In 30 years!
Javier: No, as I was saying the next competition is a year from now!
( Back at Javier and Maria’s house)
Maria: Get some rest, honey. You are going to need it because you have school tomorrow!
Jose: Are you really expecting me to go to school in a cast?!
Maria: You have to. You have your math test tomorrow remember?
Jose: That’s right, I forgot.
(The next day)
Jose: Hey sis, could you help me carry my bag please?
Cindy: Jose, can I ask you a question?
Jose: Yeah, sure!
Cindy From what happened with your skateboard, what have you learned?
Jose: That skateboards are cool?
Cindy: Come on Jose you are 11 years old you can do this.
Jose: I know. Plus I am thinking. I think I got it.
Cindy: What? Do you know what it is?
Jose: Yes! No matter how cool something is doesn’t mean it will last forever.
Cindy: Great Job bro!