just watched an old TWILIGHT ZONE
episode where these two unhappy kids, whose parents are divorcing, find sanctuary in a fantasy world at the bottom of their swimming pool
it's the funniest thing ever. i almost wanted to steal the script, verbatim, and turn it into a play.
"The Bewitchin' Pool", written by Earl Hamner Jr., directed by Joseph Newman. The 5th and last season of the original Twilight Zone run.
The mother is this housewife who wants to go to work as a fashion model. The father is this generic, stuffy, 1950s man in a suit, who wants her to stay home and look after their whiny kids. Neither of them seem to care much about the kids.
Your father and I are getting a divorce.
You kids need to choose who you want to live with.
We want things to be the way they were!
Well, you can forget about that...