“I saw an accident on the way home yesterday,” Husband explains on our way to Mammaw’s house. “One car rammed another. Both drivers were laughing!”
“Were they teenagers?” I ask. “Maybe they knew each other?”
“They were. Maybe they knew each other,” he says, “but if I found out Mister was ramming another car, he’d be in big trouble.”
“Yea, he’d never drive again.” I add. “Did you hear that, Mister? If we catch you ramming another car with your car, you’ll never drive again!”
“hoooooooooooooooooh,” Mister gasps from the back seat. Right on cue.
How do you cue who is talking without too many “[character’s name] said?”