Meet my most recent late-night visitor, Aggie Bea Bixler (which is short for Agatha Beatrice Bixler). She arrived last night around ten o'clock a little tired, a little hungry and a little upset too.
You see, Miss Aggie Bea was on her way to a Halloween tea party when she happened upon a wicked old witch in a particularly foul mood. The nasty old witch couldn't stand Aggie Bea's delight and anticipation concerning said tea party so she just zapped the little girl dead instead. Obviously, Aggie Bea was completely taken aback by the witch's actions! Of course you will never meet another five year old with more impeccable manners than Aggie Bea and of course Aggie most certainly would have invited the witch to come along for tea as well...if only she'd been given the chance!
Last night Aggie was terribly woebegone about the whole situation. Here she was all decked out in her fancy new tea party dress (made from fabric her mother had designed herself plus there were black and white polka dot bloomers with glow-in-the-dark rick rack!), SO looking forward to a delightful tea party with all her closest friends when, of all days, she had to cross paths with an irascible old witch! Darn the luck! She really was looking forward to that tea party.
Once she'd finished telling her tale of woe I let her know that we were having our own Halloween party of sorts this weekend. Well she perked right up! "What sort of Halloween party will it be," she asked. I told her it was actually for Caleb's third birthday. That cinched it. She KNEW there was a reason she chose to visit our house. She'd found her party after all and she was certain she would have a lovely time. So I guess for now, we have an additional house guest to look after.
P. S. I found out this afternoon that Aggie is first cousins with Spooky Brooster. Small world, eh?