My research on the origins of Boxing Day has resulted in many theories but nothing solid. I think it's for lazing around watching Dr. Who.
The industrious Junior Woman, however, is building a roller coaster today. Her physics teacher manufactured (through physics, I suppose) a loophole in the principal's edict that no homework be given over the break, calling it an extension of a project that should have been finished already, although none of the class had been able to finish the project in the class time allotted before break, and although completing it over the break required disassembling all the work they had already finished in order to get it home. None of the Lone Star Girl's group is in town for the break, so she is nobly building and testing this roller coaster alone. She also has art homework. The perils of an IB education.
We definitely need some Dr. Who.