The school meeting is to be tonight, but the only ones to attend are Eve Goodwin, Gildersleeves, and Judge Hooker. The two gents are to compete to be the resident expert on child psychology for the school board. As the big man goes home, he discovers another of the Bullard family. Craig Bullard is a little kid, who Leroy is only lured into playing with when he has a patsy to try out his magic tricks, and do some creative trading of toys.
Gildersleeves tries to finish his speech and presentation on the more passive approach to child care, but between distractions with arguing kids, Birdie leaving for the day, and being roped into babysitting Craig, he has his hands full.
Showing off his parenting skills, Gildy takes Craig to Peavey’s for lunch. The unflappable Peavey just may habve been flapped today. Gildy gets his patience and parenting pushed a little closer to his limits once Marjorie comes home with Marshall Bullard.
How will the big debate go? Might he and the judge find a different way to resolve their matter, and differing stances on child rearing?