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Isn't it too early for this sort of thing?

Sunday, September 25th, 2022 Alive18,779days

A jack-o-lantern and black cat-themed bubble nightlight

Halloween can be educational. In addition to teaching children about math (candy nutrition labels), geography (mapping out a trick-or-treat route), history (Halloween folklore), and extortion ("Trick or treat!"), it's also possible to learn about physics. The way to do that is with a Halloween bubble light.

I don't know why bubble lights went out of fashion, but showing a child that something that is boiling can still safe to touch is an opportunity to learn about the phases of matter, the elements, boiling points, and all kinds of happy physics and chemistry things.

Also, it's never too early to put up Halloween decorations — if they're educational.

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There's no porch light. Is she doing trick-or-treat?

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 Alive18,774days

She's in there. Snoring.

Annie spends so much time sleeping in the closet that I decorated her front door for Halloween.

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She doesn't even have thumbs

Saturday, September 10th, 2022 Alive18,764days

Annie trying to use a TRS-80 Model 100

“Whadda ya mean there's no Facebook Messenger on this thing? I have to call my bookie to beat the spread!”

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Sheʼs in for a surprise

Monday, August 22nd, 2022 Alive18,745days

Annie tucks tighter than Thomas Daley in the men's 10 meter synchronized platform event.

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Laser focused

Sunday, July 24th, 2022 Alive18,716days

Antoinette staring directly into your soul

I thought I was being all clever, using my phoneʼs camera flash to see what was making that noise in the dark.

It turns out, I donʼt want to know.

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