This point in time is like a tragedy. It's like waking up and your car won't start…the cat dies…your neighbor's tree falls on your house…and it's a teacher's work day! Actually… that doesn't sound too bad…it's almost funny…so why aren't I laughing?
Maybe I'm just looking at everything from the wrong point of view. Instead of trying to make this scene work…just look at it from a different angle? Finding humor in life's tragedies? Bad things happen. Sometimes in threes and fours…it doesn't have to be overwhelming.
I just need to change this scene from a tragedy to a comedy. Maybe the cat doesn't die…maybe he just needs to wear an awkward cast on his front leg, that makes you laugh every time he enters the room?
Maybe I need to change my way of thinking.