They didn’t always make up snow days. At some point, someone with too much power — and probably with no kids of their own — said that school had to be open and in session for x number of days per year, so now if you have two weeks of snow days, school does have to go two weeks later in the summer.
She is holding an archaic device, once used for divining sound that has been converted to inaudible frequencies and broadcast at several thousand watts of power. Children used to sit by these devices in the mornings, hoping against all hope to hear a report of their school being closed for the day. Such devices still exist, and are used occasionally for nostalgic reasons. And remarkably enough, you can still hear reports of school closings on them.
Nah, couldn’t be him. He gave the dog a bone.
Shouldn’t the first quotation mark come before “Wish” instead of after it?
Well, there’s your problem, Lucy. The fullback doesn’t kick the ball.
That’s what I was thinking. You only have to take something off if you lose. It’s kinda the point of winning — it lets you keep your clothes on.
I don’t care if it’s automated or a real live Genie, as long as it grants my three wishes.
You may have won the battle, but you’re about to lose the war!
I was actually thinking, rather than an “unpleasant occupant”, he’d just eventually become “family” — as in a regular part of their cozy little household. And Calvin’s Mom would just go back to normal. No, Calvin… it’s better to have him just visit occasionally… that way his “guest” status doesn’t wear off.
And not just any two women… twins! (more or less)