Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ada Apparates

This past week, Ada learned a spell straight out of Harry Potter. She can apparate. That means she can instantaneously teleport from one location to another. Or if you prefer a Star Trek reference, she can seemingly beam herself through our house from one room to the next. She used to have trouble just getting her bedroom door open. Now she can do that trick where she passes over the creaky wooden floorboards and appears in our room, next to the bed in the middle of the night, and we never heard her coming. Kind of creepy. Okay, really creepy.

Somehow, somewhere along the way, she learned the value of being stealthy. Maybe Swipper the Fox from Dora the Explorer taught her that. He steals Dora's stuff if they don't notice him soon enough. Hopefully Ada doesn't start stealing and hiding our stuff. It wouldn't change things much since the past few things I've misplaced, I've hypothesized Ada stashed them somewhere or threw them away. (I really just didn't look in the right places to find them.) She did drive DD nuts by hiding her Halloween barrette under the sink. And I'm still holding out hope that I find the plug to our Thermos amongst Ada's toys someday. Maybe she can do more magic than we think...

Moral of the Story:  Weird things might happen when you have a three-year-old in your house. Try not to get too spooked.

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