Luckily, I haven't had that problem.
Panel one: Jughead stops in midstep as he looks back, lurching his back at an angle like someone is pulling at him.
Panel two: Jughead begins to weigh the pros and cons of what to do on each hand as his left hand is slightly lower than his right.
Jughead: Okay, okay, on one hand, I get what I want, and I’m happy!
Jughead: On the other, I get my mom what she would like and she’s happy—but I might not be!
Panel three: Jughead is looking through the glass window of the jewelry store as he sees an image of himself with mountains of soda glasses as he has a looping, overlapping labyrinth of straws to each as he drinks and drinks to his stomach’s content; to the point various mutli-colored bubbles are coming out of his nose and his stomach is blown up like a water balloon. Jughead nods approvingly.
Panel four: The image of the window has now changed to his mom wearing the pearls and smiling as the pearls glisten like the sun. Jughead cups his chin as he nods approvingly.
Panel five: Jughead has the newspaper clipping on one hand and all of his wadded up money in the other as he looks down at it. In the background is the jewelry store window with the pearls angled towards Jughead.
Jughead: Well, when in doubt, go with my gut feeling--
Panel one: Mrs. Jones is sitting at the head of the table as the birthday party has started with her opening several of her gifts. On the table is a hand drawing that Jellybean has done right next to a paw drawing that Hot Dog has done. Hot Dog seems jealous of Jellybean’s drawing as he glares at her; Jellybean’s reply is making faces at Hot Dog. Mr. Jones has given his wife the first season of Girls in the City DVD Set.
Mrs. Jones: This is just wonderful! Thank you all!
Mr. Jones: Well, we’ve got one more gift…if he ever shows.
Panel two: Jughead is entering the kitchen as he has a gift wrapped that looks the shape of a book as Mr. Jones frown in disappointment. Jughead’s facial expression is blank as we don’t know what he decided to do.
Mr. Jones: And here comes the prodding along son now…
Panel three: Mrs. Jones takes the gift from Jughead as Jughead smiles back.
Mrs. Jones: So…I haven’t read How to Make Carrot Soup since last year. Thank you, Jughead…
Jughead: Actually, I was thinking of getting you the movie, but it hasn’t come out on DVD--
Panel four: Mrs. Jones begins to unwrap her present as she sees it is a small red box instead of a book.
Jughead: -- So you’re just going to have to settle for what I could pick up as I went on my way.
Mrs. Jones: ?
Panel five: A shot of Mrs. Jones and Mr. Jones looking into the box as it gives off a radiant white light as the gaze down into the box.
Mrs. Jones: Jughead…I don’t believe…
Panel one: Mrs. Jones holds up the pearl necklace for the entire family to see as Jughead looks on with a slight smile as he tries to act laid-back about his gift. Hot Dog looks at his hand and Jellybean’s hand as he notices the lack of a thumb for himself.
Mrs. Jones: They’re lovely!!
Jughead: As far as rocks go, sure.
Panel two: Mrs. Jones is giving Jughead a hug as he tries to hide a smile,
Mrs. Jones: Now, if you could clean your room, this would be the perfect day!
Jughead: Women…always wanting more….
Panel three: Jughead and Mr. Jones begin to talk as Mrs. Jones puts on the pearl necklace and shows them off to Jellybean who reaches up and wants to grab them with her small hands. Hot Dog looks on with a smile as he wags his tail as he’s happy for Mrs. Jones.
Mr. Jones: I’m proud of you, son.
Jughead: There’s nothing to be proud of. A son should get his mother the best gift he can.
Panel one: Jughead looks on proudly as Mrs. Jones looks down at her pearls and smiles. Mr. Jones is talking with Jughead as Jughead is focused on his mom’s happiness.
Mr. Jones: What about your soda maker? You worked hard and saved your money for that for weeks.
Jughead: This is mom’s day. Besides, you can get it for me later.
Mr. Jones: I will…?!
Panel two: Jughead motions towards his happy mom as she begins to sit down and motions for The Jones Males to join the party. Mrs. Jones is preparing to cut the cake into several slices. Hot Dog is standing on his hind legs to rest his head on the kitchen table.
Jughead: When you get down to it there’s a day for mother’s and a day for father’s…
Panel three: The Jones family is sitting at the table as they all begin to eat a slice of cake; save for Jughead who has half the cake on his small plate. Hot Dog is on his stomach as he is eating a dog bone. Jughead is diving into his cake as he has icing all around his face. Mrs. Jones is still gleaming about her pearls and Mr. Jones rolls his eyes comically at Jughead as he watches Jughead scarf down a slice of cake.
Jughead: But the rest of the days on the calendar belong to the kids!
Mr. Jones: Until your eighteen, Jughead. Never forget that.
Mrs. Jones: Sigh. He’ll always be my sweet little boy….!