How to Live Forever: The Fountain of Youth

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We’ve been thinking about death way too much around our house.


Well, it’s October…close to Halloween. 

There are spooky decorations everywhere. 

We are reading some scary books.

My selection::

Go ahead and laugh.

Ghouls Gone Wild (you can stop laughing now) is a very fast, campy read.  I normally don’t read books like this because they are kind of far fetched.  But, I do love a good ghost story. 

I’m also reading Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier for book club.  It’s also a tad creepy.  A girl marries a guy twice her age and can’t seem to live up to the standards set by his dead wife…which are evident everywhere around the giant mansion in which they live…in the entire wing of the house they keep as a shrine to her like she never left.  It’s a spooky Downton Abbey…at least that’s how I see it in my head.

Here is what The Fourth Grader is reading::

He is reading any one of these at any time.  Sometimes he reads all the way through, sometimes not.  Some are choose your own adventure, which is cool.

He’s also been watching Goosebumps and R.L. Stines The Haunting Hour on tv.  Creepy stuff.  It’s like The Twilight Zone for kids.

With all of this creepiness, it’s hard to not think about death and the afterlife.  The other day The Fourth Grader told me he’d figured out why we don’t live forever.

“The thing is, our skin.  Our skin rots and we need to prevent that. If we could just come up with some chemical to coat our skin, we could preserve it!  And, we’d live forever!!” 

I had to explain to him that’s not how things work.

Apparently, he blew off my knowledge and decided to continue his research on his own.  In the back of the van, I heard him explain to his brother that he had found the secret to living forever:

“I know what we need to do to live forever.  I’ve found the chemical we need to put on our skin to preserve it forever.”

Wait for it….

Wait some more….

Are you really ready?

The secret to living for ever is Chapstick! 

Simply rub it all over your body, from head to toe, and you are covered…literally.  You will live forever, and your skin will be supple and silky smooth. 

Win, win.

You are welcome.

I’m also wondering if Lansinoh will do the same thing…you can read about how my daughter covered herself in that gooey sticky concoction HERE (and see a cool picture of her also).

Live long and prosper people!


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