Ruthie: The twins are lucky you're their daddy, and I'm lucky you're my daddy, too. I love you!
Eric: And I think you should get the walkie-talkies you want.
Ruthie: You're the best dad ever!
Eric: I also think you're old enough to earn the money yourself.
Ruthie: I hope you're not suggesting that allowance thing that the other kids do.
Eric: Well, you can take the trash out for three dollars a week. If you really want those walkie-talkies, that's the deal. Take it or leave it.
Ruthie: I'll leave it. There are easier ways to make money than by working. (leaves)
Eric: (to the twins) Don't be in a hurry to start talking, okay?