Silver lining

by Terence

On the way to school this morning…

Clare: I wish we stayed near school so you could walk me to school.

Me: Sorry, we can’t afford to stay near your school.

Clare: But I don’t like staying at our house. It’s old, dark and scary.

Me: What’s so scary about it?

Clare: It’s an old house. Some old houses are haunted.

Me: For your sake, I hope the house IS haunted. That would solve all your problems.

Clare: Why??

Me: If we can get scientific evidence that ghosts exist, we’ll be rich. Then we can buy a house near your school 🙂