scary Halloween

A mother of the year’s (scary) nighttime confession

In preparation for a Halloween party last Friday, I trolled music videos on YouTube. I found many classics like Monster Mash and Ghostbusters but the king of them all is, of course, Michael Jackson’s Thriller.  My kids gathered around my computer. My 10-year-old Hadley was so engrossed she watched it twice while 8-year-old Bode was nervous but I wasn’t worried. Though he’s never seen a horror movie, he has no problems with Lord of the Rings and that’s way scarier, right? Wrong. Here’s how our evening played out. 9:40 p.m. I passed out early from exhaustion. 10:30 p.m. Daughter wake-up call. Her: “Mom, Bode is crying.” Me: “Why are you awake?!” (She had just recovered from a two-week stint with enterovirus-turned-pneumonia.) Her: &#...