What Do You Do on a Rainy Day in Wheaton?

School's out for Franklin students, and for others, it's an indoor day, with scattered storms expected this afternoon. Tell us in the comments how you keep yourself, and your kids, occupied.

Last night's storm left a few ComEd customers without power in Wheaton, including Franklin Middle School, which . Now, about 800 kids have an entire day—a rainy day—to entertain themselves.

According to the National Weather Service, the storms should weaken as they spread across the area this morning. After a late morning "lull," scattered thunderstorms could redevelop in the afternoon.

So what will you do to entertain yourself, your friends or your kids?

Readers voted in and chose as the best place to go on a rainy day. was the runner-up.

Today, afternoon showings at Studio Movie Grill include:

  • Lawless (R): 1:25 p.m., 4:25 p.m.
  • The Possession (PG-13): 1:55 p.m. 
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG): 1:15 p.m., 3:55 p.m.
  • The Bourne Legacy (PG-13): 2:25 p.m., 4:15 p.m.
  • The Expendables 2 (R): 2:15 p.m., 4:55 p.m.
  • The Campaign (R): 1:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m.
  • Premium Rush (PG-13): 2:05 p.m., 4:35 p.m.
  • Hope Springs (PG-13): 1:35 p.m., 4 p.m.

It's also "Endless Pizza Wednesday," with endless pizza for $9.95 per person.

What else is good on a rainy day in Wheaton? You don't want to be bumming around on Facebook all day (just long enough to like the Wheaton Patch page and move on).

So share your ideas in the comments.

Bruce & Caron Klein September 06, 2012 at 09:21 PM
When my kids were little, one of their favorite things to do on rainy days was have a Rainy Day Picnic! We would put a blanket in the middle of the family room floor and eat a favorite picnic lunch, followed by our own rainy day olympics. These events would consist of "shot putt" using cotton balls; javelin throw using plastic straws; discus throw using dessert paper plates; volleyball with a ping pong ball; blowing bubbles in the bath tub; and just using our imagination to come up with more ideas. Creating new games/events was added fun. Sometimes the kids had so much fun they wanted to have rainy day events on sunny days! And it was all done without electricity and was something everyone could do because we never kept scores!
Bruce & Caron Klein September 06, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Could you please change the "Bruce Klein" comment to "Bruce & Caron Klein" and change the "my kids" to "our kids"? We would really appreciate the change! THANK YOU!!
Charlotte Eriksen September 06, 2012 at 10:05 PM
I love that idea!
Charlotte Eriksen September 06, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Yep. It's fixed


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