Dec 4, 2013
Rainy Autumn Wednesday in the Midwest
We are in the house playing with rediscovered toys and books, realizing how funny we can be contorting our faces into monstrous imaginings after shouting "Hey! Watch this!" We eat toast and milk and oranges. We wish for snow. We chase the dog around in the big circle of open space on the first floor and squeal at the clickitty clickitty noise her nails make on the wood, through the kitchen, the dinning room, the living room, the entryway, the hallway and back again to the kitchen, times ten. We stare closely at a house spider before giving her a one way ride in a drinking glass out the backdoor. We fold some laundry and watch an episode of cartoons. We make animal noises and talk about all the colors in the rainbow. We count each other's toes. We watch out the window for the school bus to go by heralding the arrival of another playmate.