I Should Be Doing Homework . . . (A Photostory)

“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.” – Henry Beston

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I walk slowly across the front yard, admiring the brilliant leaves scattered across the dying grass. It’s so peaceful . . .

“Yahoo!”

Scratch that.

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“Molly! Hey, Molly!”

Hmm. Maybe if I turn around and go inside, McKenna will think I didn’t hear her.

“Molly! Come play in the leaves with me!”

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“I can’t,” I say to my boisterous older sister. “I should be doing homework.”

“You can’t ALWAYS be doing homework,” McKenna tells me.

“I’m not always doing homework,” I protest.

“Yes, you are.”

I sigh. “I have to go inside, Kenna.”

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I see it happen too late. McKenna picks up a pile of leaves and aims for my head.

I shriek.

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“McKenna Marie!”

McKenna grins. “Oops.”

There’s only one thing to do. I race for the leaf pile McKenna is situated on and grab my own pile.

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We face off.

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We throw leaves in each other’s faces for ten minutes. Finally, McKenna and I collapse on top of the leaf pile, covered in dirt and leaves.

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McKenna and I decide to bury each other in leaves. McKenna goes first and covers me from head to toe.

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I spring out of the pile and tackle McKenna, covering her in leaves.

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We laugh.

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I cartwheel through the leaves, even though that’s more of McKenna’s thing – and I’m wearing a skirt.

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McKenna twirls in a circle.

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We toss leaves into the air and lie down, letting them fall on top of us.

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“Aren’t you glad I made you come outside?” McKenna asks me.

I smile. “Yeah. I did need a break. Thanks, sis.”

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Hey y’all! I hope you enjoyed that photostory! I hope you noticed that picture quality was a lot better . . . I managed to make the out-of-comission camera work! It can’t do super up-close pictures, but if I’m a foot away from the dolls and use the zoom-in, I can make it work. No more iPad!

Do you like McKenna’s kuspuk? In case you don’t know, a kuspuk is an Alaska native parka that is used in the warmer months and over warmer parkas in the colder months. My grandma gave me this one for Christmas. I love the aurora pattern!

Have you guys ever seen an aurora? I have! It’s incredible.

Happy Monday, and see you in a few days! Oh, and happy Columbus Day!

-AGs in Alaska-

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