Shortly after arriving at my parent’s house, I started to walk toward my bedroom…
Mom: I put a doll in your room
Me: Is it a scary doll?
Mom: It was my grandma’s. I’m going to give it to your Aunt Pam…
runs out of bedroom
Me: YOU LIED! THAT IS A VERY SCARY DOLL!!!!
Dad: I didn’t lie
Me: No, but she did!
Mom: It’s not scary.
Me: IT HAS NO EYES!
Mom: Yes, it does, they just fell out. They’re inside her head. Listen, you can hear them in there.
Me: NOT. HELPING.
Some parents turn their child’s room into a home gym. Or a study. My mother uses mine to store creepy, eyeless porcelain dolls from the early 1900s. Of course.