Originally published Sept. 14, 2020
Ugh. Will it ever end? Inside fun to the rescue!
Here we sit and wait for a change in the weather to sweep away the wildfire smoke that’s been choking us for days. It’s just not safe to be outside!
So what’s an already-stir-crazy family to do? Read books, watch movies, play games, rearrange the furniture (?), take turns cooking meals for each other (don’t forget dessert). Go online and plan a vacation for when we can travel again. Have everyone pick a state or country and write a report on it. (Seriously!) Catch up on sleep. Catch up on laundry. Catch up on email — or how about old-fashioned letter writing?
Here are some of our best lists of ideas for inside fun:
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