Gaiman's work. (I'm a fan.) When the mother goes out of town leaving her children with their father, he forgets the milk for their breakfast cereal. It takes longer than expected for him to return, and when his children demand to know where he has been, the father spins a tale of aliens, pirates, dinosaurs, cannibals, and just about everything else you can think of!
Fortunately, he manages to hold tight to the milk through all of this so he can save his children's breakfast! I got a sneak peak of this one when I went to Neil Gaiman's reading/book signing in June. He did a bonus reading because he loved the Majestic Theater so much!