The Reluctant Missionary

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Day 2 of the Michael Smalley Comedy Hour

Welcommen to The Michael Smalley Comedy Hour.  Because I’m impulsive and slightly unorganized, I only came up with this show idea on Sunday….which means I didn’t put a lot of thought into it.  But for day two, I’ve got something special planned.  Each day I’m going to give fun tips for your family during home quarantine. One tip will be legit and the other will be messed up, you’ll have to figure out which is which.  

Of course I will share a weird, funny or messed up story from my life that will be true, or will it?  At the end of my story you can comment on whether or not you think it’s true or fake news…I mean a fake story.


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Now, Time for Real or Messed Up Family Tip of the Day:

Marshmallow Tinkertoys (

A bag of marshmallows and some thin pretzel sticks are all you need to build the perfect puffy pal, a 3-D house, or tepee. Your child simply skewers the marshmallows with the sticks to create his own masterpiece. Add to the fun by placing toy pigs or other animals in the house and challenging your child to be the big bad wolf and blow it down.

The Big Bad Wolf

Now this game is amazing!  Find a real life big bad wolf and release him in your house.  Make sure you have all the doors shut and locked (you might even consider adding a pad lock to each door and swallow the keys so no one can wimp out and escape the game time fun.)  The rules are simple, your goal is to be the last family member alive by finding the perfect place to hide from the actual wolf.  Last family member standing is the champion forever!


I’m 46 years old and terrified of the dark.  But don’t judge me! I grew up with an older brother, five years my senior, which gave him a huge advantage.  Especially since I was not and still not the sharpest tool in the shed!

Freddy Kruger was literally under my bed.


I’m beginning to think I may have big brother issues, and this is why!  My own brother texted me a link the other day to an article referencing a story.  This was the headline: Guys, Have an Older Brother? It May Play a Part in Your Sexuality

Tag line:  Researchers find men with older brother have 38% higher chance of being gay than those without 


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