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Is it the change of seasons? A side effect of the massive amounts of allergy medication I'm taking in my War on Pollen? Or is it simply a creative lull? Like a writer who has writer's block.
Whatever it is, I know I can't force it. Then my beloved hobby -- my escape -- would seem like work. No. Can. Do.
So while I'm waiting for the mojo to return, I keep taking photos, going places and collecting stories, like this one...
A few days ago, my girls were watching a Disney show called A.N.T. Farm. And because I had no urge to scrap, I sat down and joined them. I can never watch a TV show without asking questions, so the conversation went like this:
Me: What does A.N.T. stand for?
Avery: Advanced Natural Talents
Me: Oh, you have some of those! Like you're really good at puzzles and word games.
Avery: Yeah, I guess. (pause) What's Cecily's Advanced Natural Talent?
Me (looking over at Cecily, who's laying on her back with her legs flopped over her head, sticking her tongue out at me): Um, I think it's comedy -- making people laugh.
Avery: Oooooh, yeah, that's a good one.
Me: So what's my Advanced Natural Talent?
Cecily (now sitting upright): No!!! It's LOVING!
Me: Awww... (tears)