Posted by Jen Bauer
for Krista Davis,
author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries
You can't imagine what a fuss this blog is causing at my house. My parents and both sets of grandparents cannot believe that Krista has asked me to blog. They're saying "but she's just a kid." I'm almost a teenager. I'll be thirteen on Halloween, which is still months away, but I already feel like a teenager. Mom told me not to say anything that would embarrass the family. I think she doesn't want me to mention that my grandfather came to Christmas at our house with a girlfriend, even though he wasn't divorced from my grandmother. My mom nearly had a cow.
Did you hear that my grandfather's girlfriend gave me a doll for Christmas? What was she thinking? It's some kind of antique doll that my mom says looks like a saloon madame. It's really ugly, but I don't want to hurt Gampi's feelings by ditching it, so it's in a box in my closet.
What I really wanted for Christmas was a cat. My mom kept telling me that we didn't have time for pets. But then there was a murder, and the killer attacked Natasha, and two gorgeous Ragdoll kittens got lost outside in the cold. And guess who they belong to now? I named them Jasper and Alice. You can read all about why my mom changed her mind in The Diva Cooks A Goose. That was a Christmas we'll remember!
This summer I'm going to camp with my best friend, Vegas. She lives with my Uncle Mars. I guess he's not my uncle anymore now that he's not married to my Aunt Sophie. But I still like him. He'll always be Uncle Mars to me.
And guess what! My parents have a chance to go to Rome in the fall. The only problem is that it's over my birthday. My mom doesn't want to leave me, but Aunt Sophie said I could stay with her. Some people say there's a ghost in her house! My mom is totally against my staying with Aunt Sophie because she keeps finding murdered people, but I hope they work it out because a Halloween birthday party in a house with a ghost would be awesome!
What can I say to convince my mom? I really want to spend Halloween in Aunt Sophie's house with the ghost. Do you believe in ghosts? I'm not sure about them. Do you think the ghost will show up on Halloween? That would be so cool! I've stayed at Aunt Sophie's house lots of times, but I've never seen the ghost. Maybe on Halloween . . . .
Help me convince my mom? Her name is Laci.