In life, what we planned for our family is not always what will happen. We just have to be flexible and set pride aside. There may be tough choices we have to make but as long as we have faith, things will fall into place when the right time comes – and we will then realize why they happened that way. Enjoy this Sweet Smiles script-
Scene 1: In the living room, mommy Beth and baby Bea are rehearsing. Daddy Ben arrives from the office.
Daddy Ben: Seems like our baby girl is joining a talent show… (Mommy Beth & baby Bea kisses the dad)
Mommy Beth: Not at all, our daughter would just like to show you how talented she is. She’s just 3 years old yet she wants to go to school already. I said; if Dad would agree and would like your presentation, she can. (To Bea) Are you ready, baby girl? Show daddy how talented you are while I’ll set the table ready for dinner. (To Dad) Okay dad, just sit back & relax.
Baby Bea: Yes, mom. (Bea recites the poem: “The Creation” and sings the action song: “I’ve Got Joy”).
“The Creation”God made the earth, God made the sea.
God made the fish and the birds that fly.
Animals, flowers, trees so tall,
God made everything, great and small.
God made all that I can see.
God made you and God made me.
Baby Bea: I thank you. (Then she bows, Dad claps his hands)
Baby Bea: Thank You Dad.I would like to sing a song for you now.
(Bea sings the action song)
I’ve got joy down in my heart, deep,deep down in my heart.J – O – Y down in my heart, deep,deep down in my heart.
Baby Bea: How about you?
(Both hands pointing to her Dad on the last line of the song)
Daddy Ben: Of course my dear, having you both is my greatest joy. That was wonderful! (Dad claps his hands again for Bea’s presentation)
Voice over of Mommy Beth: Dinner’s ready! (Daddy Ben carries Baby Bea to the dinner table)
Scene 2: At the dinner table while the family is having dinner, they had a small talk.
Mommy Beth: So how was it? Is baby Bea ready for school?
Daddy Ben: Yes, of course. Do you really want to go to school now? (To Baby Bea)
Baby Bea: Yes, dad and mommy would like to be a Teacher again too.
Daddy Ben: What does that mean? You like to work again as a Teacher? (To mommy Beth)
Mommy Beth: Yes, if you will allow me so I can help you also in the expenses here in the house and we could save also for Bea’s education.
Daddy Ben: No, my dear, that’s why I work double time now. Just give me your “sweet smiles” and I’ll be fine. I’ll provide you both with everything that you need. (Mommy Beth and baby Bea gave daddy Ben their sweetest smiles then he bid them goodbye.)
Daddy Ben: I love you both, sleep tight. Goodnight… I have to leave now for my part-time job in the restaurant.
Baby Bea: We love you too, daddy, goodnight.
Mommy Beth: Okay, bye! Dad, you take care …
Narration: While the mother and daughter were asleep, they had no idea about the accident involving daddy Ben.
Scene 3: At the hospital the doctor speaks to Mommy Beth who is crying after she was informed about the accident. She learned about it at daytime already.
Doctor Reyes: I’m sorry Mrs. Francisco but it will take several months for your husband to work again as he was badly hit by the big truck that bumped his motorcycle that throw him out several meters away. Investigation is still going on as there was no witness who saw the accident this dawn, the truck driver was kind enough to bring him to the hospital and told us that it was not his fault.
Mommy Beth: I understand doctor – maybe my husband had fallen asleep while driving because he was tired and sleepy already. Can I speak to him now?
Doctor Reyes: Yes, go ahead; he could be awake by now. Just don’t show him your tears. Be strong.
Mommy Beth: Thanks, Doctor Reyes, I will. (As she enters the room she could hear her husband crying. She went near him & embraced him)
Daddy Ben: Why did this happen to me? How could I provide for you and baby Bea with all that you need now? This is so unfair! I am really sorry.
Mommy Beth: You don’t have to be sorry, my dear. We have to thank the Lord that you survived that accident. Don’t worry I’m here for you and our daughter. Remember last night? I was trying to ask permission from you to work again. I do have an urgent offer to work but in Thailand as an English teacher. The pay is really good and it will just be a two year contract. We could save some capital for sure for a business by the time my contract ends so, you don’t have to work day and night. Please don’t get me wrong. This is for us too.
Daddy Ben: I really don’t want you to work. I should be the one working but with my condition now, how can i? What will your parents say to me now… a parasite?
Mommy Beth: Please don’t say that. Any minute from now they will be here also with baby Bea. They even volunteered to take care of you and our daughter while I’m away. We’re a family! We care for each other.
(At this point the in-laws arrived with their granddaughter. They just brought in baby Bea inside the hospital room, waved and went out again to buy food.) (Mommy Beth carried Baby Bea to kiss her dad then baby Bea sits on the hospital bed)
Baby Bea: Hello, Daddy, grandpa and grandma says we will be staying in their big house that’s why we fetch you here. They say – it’s our home too. Are you okay now daddy? Let’s go home. (Dad wiping his tears…)Dad, why are you crying?
Daddy Ben: Your mom will be leaving us soon. She will teach in Thailand.
Baby Bea: Mom, I don’t want you to leave us. We will be very sad. We will all stay happy in grandpa and grandma’s home. Please don’t go to Thailand. Please don’t leave us. (Baby Bea crying already so, mom got carried away and burst into tears)
Mommy Beth: My dearest baby, you know that I want to be always near you. I’m doing this for our family. Mommy will be able to buy you your favorite Barbie doll and all the things that you need.
Baby Bea: No, I just want you here with us. I need you more than the Barbie doll. I love you mom, don’t you love me?
Mommy Beth: I love you and your dad more than anything in this world. Please understand me now. Grandpa, grandma and your dad will take care of you while I’m away.
Daddy Ben: Maybe, it’s not a good idea for you to teach in Thailand you will be alone there no relatives and friends to look after you also.
Mommy Beth: Just give me both your “sweet smiles” and I’ll be fine. I will remember it always and I will feel I’m not alone because both of you will forever stay in my heart. Just give me this chance to help you then after two years I’ll be home (to daddy Ben). My precious baby, cheer up! We’ll often see each other on Skype (to baby Bea). You want to go to school so show me now that you are not a cry baby anymore. So, now both of you can you just show me your “sweet smiles”! (Both smiled now – then embraced each other.)
(Grandpa and grandma arrive with the yummy food that they bought.)
Grandpa: Did we miss something? (Upon seeing them -)
Grandma: Come on! Skip the drama, I’m starving. Let’s eat now. (Everyone burst into laughter)
Lesson in life: A person can only do quality work for 8 hours straight a day. So, balance your time between work and family – if you want to save up and not spend your hard-earned money in the hospital!