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Rainy Day activities, afternoon edition

So after a good half hour of scanning everything in the cupboards & fridge, we finally settled on crackers & cheese & the lightsaber carrot for lunch, with a side of deli turkey.  Then we caved in a watched what I considered a "Mommy show" and what Greg considered a "big boy show": Sabrina the Teenage Witch (one of the very safe ones where the message basically came down to "Don’t be a bigot").

Then it was back to no TV day, so here’s what we did:
-fought off Count Dooku with a clapper toy & a dust mop from under a blanket on the couch
-then Greg said "Let’s go to my room, but first let me dust you," so I got dusted
-I dusted him back and we sneezed about twenty times
-pretended to be doctors (because of the sneezing) and found out that stuffed animals don’t have heart beats
-practiced our roaring
-helped Nick carry things inside from his errands
-sniffed all the new tea
-played Monster (just Nick & Greg – I started typing this list instead)
-had a contest to see who was the best at throwing the foam pocket plane (verdict: neither of us)
-did a magic show with the pocket plane (now we can’t find it)
-played with the bubble wrap game on the iPhone
-sang the books of the Bible songs over and over again

And then the brothers came home & we started doing the after school stuff: talking about our days, planning the next few months on the calendar, putting away school stuff, putting away other stuff, etc.


Lisa Holcomb graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She resides in East Texas with her husband, 3 boys, and 2 cats. She writes fantasy and science fiction for both young adult and adult audiences. She has written for numerous blogs, newsletters, and the occasional poetry magazine. She has spent the last couple decades blogging at various websites about growing up adopted and living and parenting with chronic illness, finally combining it all into one blog at Her first full length novel is nearing completion.