What is your “go to” activity when you are running a fever and have an awful cough?
My activity, if you can call it an activity, is to lay in bed and alternate between reading a book and napping. Sometimes there is tea drinking involved and an occasional piece of toast with butter and honey.
If you happen to be a seven years old boy and your mean mom won’t let you go outside and play in the rain-soaked forest that surrounds your house, you make a pirate scroll map to pass the time.
After you have made a most perfect map, complete with an “X” marks the spot and a “Dead End” path guarded by a hammerhead shark, you roll it up. It makes a great pair of binoculars.
Little brother, who is not sick but has been watching the whole scroll making process, wants to give it a go too. And so he does, full of concentration, his little tongue peeking from his mouth, an apprentice cartographer.
The end result…
Watch out for the school of pirate eating fish!
So the next time you find yourself under the weather and looking for an activity to distract you from your ailments, perhaps you should consider making your very own pirate map scroll.