Typewriter Rodeo: What To Do On A Rainy Day

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By Sean PetriSeptember 14, 2018 9:30 am,

When it’s raining outside, adults look for indoor activities. Kids though… What if, the next time the skies get dark and the clouds open, we behaved a little more like kids?

What To Do On A Rainy Day

Oh perhaps we’ll watch

That Netflix show

The one saved in our queue

Ages ago


Or we could dust off the games —

Sorry, Parcheesi

Maybe even play Risk

If we don’t want it too easy.


How about that drawer

Filled with paints and brushes?

We could do a watercolor

Make that outside look luscious


Thirsty? Hungry?

We’re all stocked up

Let’s bake a pizza

Put some soup in that cup


So many indoor ideas

You could think of more, I bet

But we’ve been dry all summer —

Let’s go out and get wet!