Shenanigans of the Season


It’s FINALLY Fall!

The Autumn season is the best, and I’ve been waiting all year for my favorite time to come, so I can break out pumpkin spice lattes, leaf blowers, and warm blankets to cuddle under while watching the memorizing glow of amazing, sugary-sweet, apple-scented candle.

You have to admit, it’s a wonderful feeling, even if the brisk wind knocks thousands of leaves off the trees, leaving them scattered in your yard. Personally, I find raking the leaves up an enjoyable activity, however, a tad bit frustrating, because one day you rake all of them up and the next day there’s a pile on your grass again.

It just never ends!

Anyways, yesterday was such a fun (and INTERESTING) day! My cousin and his family came over, and we had a movie night complete with caramel popcorn and hot apple cider which is a seriously underrated drink! Like it was soooooo delicious and I probably had about four refills. (And a slight sugar crash and stomachache after. 🤣)

The whole entire night, my eleven-year-old kept talking about how excited he was to go trick-or-treating for Halloween. And so of course, he invited my younger siblings and I to go along, and even when we had refused, he had still persisted.

I had simply reminded him that we preferred to explore the less spooky and haunted aspect of the season, to which he simply called us scaredy cats and said that we were boring. Apparently, he decided to take matters into his own hands and ‘spice up’ our evening, by…well…let me just explain.

So, I was lying in bed that night, trying to fall asleep, when I heard some tapping on my window. Curious, I had rolled out of bed and tiptoed across the room, (so I didn’t wake my five-year-old sister up,) and pulled open the blinds to the window.

What I saw, surprisingly didn’t make me scream, but instead made me laugh…really hard. A fake, stuffed bat was taped to my window and the words, ‘Spooky is better’ were written above it, in red washable marker.

I shoved my parents it and we all had a good laugh about it.

Until this morning.

I woke up as usual and yawning and humming along to one of my favorite songs, playing from my phone, I stepped into my closet, turning on the light. And it was then I screamed, loud enough for my parents, who were all the way downstairs, to hear.

‘Standing’ in my closet was a person…or so I had thought at the time.

However, instead it was simply one of my coats, hats, and pants dressing up a teddy bear sitting on a chair. Once I had learned this, I found it hysterical, but still, I was going to have to return the favor to my amusing cousin. Thankfully, I had a bag of candy corn on my desk and a few plush pumpkins I could use.

I was going to need some help though. (Good thing I knew exactly who to call. 😉)

-Hallie 🍂





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