Violet: So, what . . . you just replaced my sister?
Cymbeline: No, no! That was still me! It’s like . . . I was sleepwalking. I couldn’t really tell what was going on, so you thought I was a regular baby. Now I’m awake!
Violet (narrating): She was first born 450 years ago. Already done this twice, so she knew whatall to say and expect.
Cymbeline: You’re still my family, and I still want you to call me Cymbeline! I’m just a bit older than you realized. And I have a past. You can think of me like a new aunt or cousin if it helps!
Dad: This means she’s legally an adult, right? Should we start charging her rent?
Mom: But think of all the money we’ll save on diapers . . .
Cymbeline: I will do all the dishes and laundry and cleaning. Just get me a stepstool.
Mom & Dad: Deal.
[spends all day on his feet as a security guard]
[spends all day on her feet as a retail worker]
Dad: Now, we got to get you registered right away. Ain’t nothin’ more insidious than a person who can do adult crimes under child regulations.
Mom: Is there any chance you can act? There’s nothing more marketable than an actor who can play child roles under adult regulations.