A Picnic in January

Molly, Saige, and Isabelle decided that today would be a splendid day for a picnic, what with the cloudy skies, low temperatures and all.

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Isabelle burst through the front door around lunchtime, carrying a large basket.

“Will this do, Saige?” she asked.

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Saige nodded. “Yeah, that’ll work!”

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Then she turned back to Molly and placed some Pop Tarts on the ever-growing pile in her sister’s arms.

“Hold these Pop Tarts, would you, Molly dear?” she said.

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Izzy lugged the picnic basket over to them.

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“Put that stuff in here, Molly,” she offered.

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Soon, the basket was filled with lots of picnic-y goodness: sandwiches, apples, and raisins, to name a few.

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Then they covered it with Molly’s bedspread, which looked suspiciously like a blue picnic blanket.

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Then, with her head held high, Saige marched outside. “Come on!” she called over her shoulder.

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Molly and Isabelle picked up the basket between them and staggered after Saige.

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They crossed the yard to the Play Fort, where they had taken Savannah for her birthday yesterday, and Molly and Izzy collapsed on the ground, breathing hard.

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Saige pulled Molly up and said, “You guys can’t seriously be that tired. You only crossed the yard!”

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“We seriously can be that tired,” Izzy shot back. “You try dragging a giant picnic basket half way across a human-size yard.”

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Molly stood up, tugged on her braids, and smoothed out her skirt. “I’ve got my breath back,” she informed her sisters.

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Then she looked around and gasped — there was a human-sized swing!

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She ran over to it and tried to pull herself up, but it was just out of reach.

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Isabelle was recovered by now, so she gave Molly a boost up to the swing.

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Molly held onto one of the chains and started swinging back and forth. “Woah . . . woah!” she exclaimed.

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Izzy hopped onto a second swing. “Awesome! . . . Hey, Saige, you should try this!”

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Saige stood on the ground, looking skeptical. “It looks kind of, you know, dangerous?”

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“It’s perfectly safe!” Izzy promised. “Come on!”

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Saige climbed up onto the swing, shut her eyes tight, and held onto her sister’s leg like her life depended on it.

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Oh boy, what have I gotten into this time? she wondered.

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Izzy started rocking the swing . . .

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“AHHHH!”

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“IEEEEEEEE!”

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And then Saige tumbled backwards off the swing!

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Molly and Isabelle jumped off the swings and ran to her side.

“Are you OK?” “Are you hurt, Saige?” they cried.

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She slowly sat up. “My hair,” she moaned. “How does it look?”

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“It looks fine, Saige!” Molly assured her. She bit her lip to keep from laughing. Saige had just fallen off a swing, and the first thing she said was, “My hair. How does it look?” That was just like her!

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“It’s perfectly safe,” Saige said mockingly, glaring at Izzy.

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“Sorry!” Izzy giggled.

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“Well,” Saige said, standing up and tossing her hair, “after that trauma –” another dirty look at Isabelle “– I sure could use some food. Let’s eat!”
Molly and Isabelle picked up the picnic basket and pulled it over to the Play Fort’s ladder.

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They grunted as they worked out a tedious system for getting the basket up the ladder.

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“Hurry up, slow pokes!” she called from the top.

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“We might go faster if you helped us, Princess,” Isabelle muttered as she reached for handle.

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“Excuse me?!” Saige shrieked. “WHAT did you just say?!”

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“Oh, nothing,” Isabelle said sweetly, smiling a huge, fake smile as she pulled the basket up one step.

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When they finally got to the top (about ten minutes later), Isabelle and Molly collapsed on the ground and left Saige to set up the picnic.

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After quite a few cries of “Eww!”, “Gross!” and “Why did we bring this anyway?”, the picnic was set up.

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Molly and Isabelle got their breath back just then (great timing! =) and sat down to eat.

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Izzy poured milk into each of the plastic cups, and Saige plopped little pieces of chocolate into them to make chocolate milk.

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Molly grabbed some celery sticks and asked, “So, what do you guys think of the new GOTY?”

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“Ugh, her again,” Izzy grumbled.

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Saige ignored her and said, “I think it’ll be really cool to have her around. Maybe I can “borrow” her boots . . .”

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They cleaned up the food and Molly took a pack of cards out of the picnic basket, and they played a rather intense game of Blood and Guts (which Molly won easily) while munching on some M&Ms.

So that’s pretty much what they did all day, because they slept in until lunch because they were really tired from a secret meeting held late last night :)

Saige

MOLLY

~ Isabelle ~

With help from Loren

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