Sam thought a balloon with a sheet on top might bob around in the air and look like a ghost. Dad said it wouldn’t work of course, but Mom said they should try. And Dad was right.
Dad laughed when Mom went searching the yard. “Don’t encourage him,” he said. But she found a stick with twigs like arms; they taped the balloon to its end.
“I’m a ghost,” said Sam from under his sheet, balloon held high overhead.
“I’m scared,” said Dad, not looking at Sam. He was kissing Mom instead.
“Trick or treat?”
“In a minute sweet son.”