There is massive fall hysteria going on right now. People are writing about it online, walking around in long sleeved shirts in 100+ degree weather, and staring up at tree leaves, willing them to change colors and drop. Our house, on the other hand, seems to have skipped early fall and headed straight on through to Halloween. I found that spider web right next to my car door this morning, stretched between two of the orange trees that line our driveway. When I got back from running errands it was gone. Gone, as in I could not find a trace of it anywhere. Spooky.
Speaking of spooky, we have a ghost in our house. It started with a vampire themed video of Scooby-Doo given as a gift by his Bu and Papa (my parents) aka the King and Queen of We Will Give You Everything You Want and Enable You Later, Too. Then a few trips to stores dripping in Halloween merchandise further fueled the obsession. The topper was a class trip to his school library. He brought home The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Forest and since then his goal is to make a ghost costume and scare unsuspecting family members in the forest. Because that is exactly what Papa Bear tries to do until the Cub Scout leader and Mama Bear get wise and, in the end, scare the overalls off Papa Bear.
We are not a family of bears living in a forest, but I still couldn’t resist cutting up a sheet for Mikey today. And, yes, that is a perfectly serviceable sheet that I cut up. And you know what? Cutting it up felt as awesome as I anticipated.