“I’m Trying To Make My Brain Scary”
Kid attempts to frighten herself by reënacting Salem witch trials, asks Daddy to be “the ghost”
Kina has lately become obsessed with a Ted Ed video about the Salem witch trials, insisting on watching it every day. If you, either as a sympathetic watcher of Ted Ed videos or as a loyal reader of this newsletter, have watched said video, you will know that it is Very Creepy(and one of the better animated Ted Ed videos, I would offer).
As we were getting ready this morning, she was role-playing an ergot-addled Betty Parris in my bedroom and waddling towards me like a zombie, until she suddenly jumped in shock and ran into my arms, having finally scared herself after several days of ghost-embellished animated hallucinations. So I wrote about it, but now that I am writing this, Kina is calling out from her bedroom to ask about today’s edition and if the spooky eyes were real. I yelled back to tell her they were a joke and that we wouldn’t watch that video anymore.
Imagine having to try to make your brain scary—youth is wasted on the young.
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In the bath tonight, Kina started saying “prickling skin… prickling skin…” which spooked me terribly but seemed funny enough to her.