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  • 1. Readers’ Theatre by Jeanie Franz RansomI thought it was coming Rearranged by Yeo Yam HweeReader 1 I thought it was coming.Reader 2 I was afraid it was coming.Reader 6 But when it did, I still couldn’t believe it.Reader 5 I didn’t want to believe it.Reader 3 “We need to talk about something,” my father said.Reader 4 He and my mother sat down across from each other like two birds on a telephone wire, with me in the middle.Reader 2 I just kept reading my book, trying not to hear, wanting not to hear.Reader 6 My mother placed her hand gently alongside my face, like she does when I’ve had a bad dream.All Readers I wished this was a dream.Reader 1 “Your father and I are getting a divorce,” she said.Reader 4 I wanted to pull my whole body inside a shell like a turtle, so that my mother’s words couldn’t hurt me.All Readers Especially that one word: divorce.Reader 1 “You’ve probably noticed that your mother and I haven’t been getting along very well,” my father said.Reader 2 “We tried very hard to work out our differences,” my mother said quietly, “but we weren’t able to.”Reader 6 I remembered the nights I wanted to be an elephant, so that I could crash through my parents’ door and stop their mad, bad words.Reader 5 “I don’t want to talk about it,” I said.Reader 3 “It must be hard to hear us tell you this,” my mother said.Reader 4 “Talking about it might help.”Reader 2 She ran her fingers through my hair, like she always does when I feel sad or upset. 1
  • 2. Readers’ Theatre by Jeanie Franz RansomI thought it was coming Rearranged by Yeo Yam HweeReader 6 “I don’t want to talk about it,” I said.Reader 5 I wanted to toss my mane and run away like a wild horse, run as fast as the wind, as far as I could go.Reader 1 “You’re probably going to have lots of different feelings,” my mother said.Reader 4 “Most kids do when this happens to them.”Reader 3 “I don’t want to talk about it,” I said.Reader 6 I wanted to be prickly like a porcupine, so that I couldn’t be hurt by anything or anybody anymore.Reader 5 “It’s okay to feel mad,” my father said.Reader 4 “I don’t want to talk about it,” I said.Reader 3 I wanted to be a crocodile and gobble both my parents and their terrible, horrible news right up.Reader 2 “It’s okay to feel sad, too,” my mother said.Reader 1 “I don’t want to talk about it,” I said.Reader 2 I wanted to be a fish, so that my tears could fall into the river and no one would know how much I wanted to cry.Reader 6 “It’s okay to feel scared,” my father said.Reader 5 “I don’t want to talk about it,” I said.Reader 3 I wanted to be a lion with a roar so loud that everyone would think I was very brave.Reader 4 “None of this is your fault,” my father said.Reader 1 “It’s a grown-up problem, just between your mom and me.”Reader 2 “Your dad and I have had a lot of disagreements lately,” my mother said. 2
  • 3. Readers’ Theatre by Jeanie Franz RansomI thought it was coming Rearranged by Yeo Yam HweeReader 3 “But one thing we never disagree about is how wonderful you are and how much we love you.”Reader 4 “I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT!”Reader 6 I shouted.Reader 5 The room got very quiet.Reader 3 My mom reached out her arms.Reader 1 I moved a little bit closer.Reader 2 My dad did, too.Reader 4 “I want to be a baby kangaroo and ride in your pocket,” I said to them.Reader 6 “That way, we couldn’t leave you,” my mom said.Reader 5 I nodded.Reader 3 She understood.Reader 1 “I will always be your mom.Reader 2 Dad will always be your dad,” she said.Reader 4 “And we will never leave you.”Reader 6 I pushed away from my mother’s arms and rolled off the bed.Reader 5 I pretended to look out the window.Reader 3 It was spring.Reader 1 The robins were flying back from their winter homes.Reader 2 “Talking about it might help,” my mom said.Reader 4 I saw a bird hopping around our backyard, searching for something. 3
  • 4. Readers’ Theatre by Jeanie Franz RansomI thought it was coming Rearranged by Yeo Yam HweeReader 6 “I’d like to be that robin and fly away from all of you!” I cried.Reader 5 My dad said gently, “Mom and I would fly after you and bring you home.”Reader 3 My mom and dad came over to the window, and stood next to me.Reader 1 We watched the robin inspect the birdhouse my dad and I made last year.Reader 2 “Where am I going to live?”Reader 4 I wondered out loud.Reader 6 “You’ll live with me part of the time, and part of the time with Dad,” said my mom.Reader 5 “We’ll work it out so that you’ll be spending time with both of us every week.”Reader 3 “We’ll see each other a lot,” said my dad, “and you can talk to Mom or me on the phone whenever you want.”Reader 1 “When I’m with you, will we still cook and play checkers and go to the movies, like always?”Reader 2 I asked my dad.Reader 4 “That won’t change,” said my dad.Reader 6 “And when I’m with you, will we still garden and read and go on walks, like always?”Reader 5 I asked my mom.Reader 3 “That won’t change, either,” said my mom.Reader 1 So much had changed so fast.Reader 2 I was glad to hear that some things would stay the same.Reader 4 My dad said, “We’ll be living in different houses, but I think they’ll be happier houses.” 4
  • 5. Readers’ Theatre by Jeanie Franz RansomI thought it was coming Rearranged by Yeo Yam HweeReader 6 I hoped so.Reader 5 “So I guess I’ll be kind of like the robin, with two places to live.”Reader 3 “Kind of,” my mom said.Reader 1 “And you’ll be loved wherever you are.”Reader 2 I reached out and gave Mom and Dad a little bear hug.Reader 4 And got a big bear hug right back. 5