Feeling the Incredible Vibe
Monday, October 7, 2019

I think it's safe to say that Mila doesn't give a hoot how busy October is with work stuff, she's expecting that my time will be spent decorating for Halloween. All of it. Every minute of every day should be spent decorating. Why aren't there 400 spiders creeping all over the front of the house yet, MOM? Get on it, MOM. MORE DECORATIONS NOW, MOM.

She's assertive, that's for sure. It's especially jarring given that the kid is roughly the size of a housefly. Does the Napoleon complex strike in kindergarten? Because I think it might.

ANYWAY. This weekend I made a trip to Target, which means I was required to scoop up a whole bunch of new Halloween decorations. That's on top of the piles of them I already had which are still in storage tubs in our dining room. By the end of the day Saturday, Mila had ALL of it drug out all over the floor and was demanding answers. "Where does this go?" "Why isn't this outside?" "Are you ever going to make yourself useful and spook up this place or what?"

I spooked up the place a little bit. It wasn't nearly as much as Mila wanted, but I think a 25-foot tall spider web and ten more spiders should be enough to make her little Halloweenie self happy. It wasn't, but whatever. I made up for it by fixing the lights on one of the ghost lanterns.

I really do have a lot of Halloween decorations, in case you couldn't tell.

As the weekend came to a close, Mila was outside helping me finish off a few details. I was standing at the top of a 16' tall ladder carefully placing a spider in a web when I glanced down to see Miss Mila. She was standing with her hands on her hips, mouth pursed, carefully examining my work. She was creating a work of art in her head, and I wasn't quite on the right path. It was in that moment, right then and there, that I saw it.

Mila is Edna.

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