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Hilarious House On a Hill

on October 13, 2016

“Mom! I am going to Mikayla’s new house to play!,” I said as I was hopping down the stairs.  

Then I heard a response, “Ok, have fun!”

“I will!” As I headed out the door I checked my mental checklist: cupcake ingredients, check, books, check, and colored pencils, check.  This was going to be awesome!

I ran to my bike and got on.  I started peddling down the street.  I felt like I was forgetting something, my map!  I forgot my map!  So I rode back to my house to get the map.

After searching for a while, I finally found it.  Then, I ran back out of the house and started riding my bike again.  I was going to be late, but it was better to be late then to not go at all.  I rode as fast as I could until I saw her house.  “What kind of house is this?,” I thought as I parked my bike in the driveway.  The house was pink and purple with green spots all over.  At the back of the house I saw a bridge leading to a giant Oak Tree.  The tree had a door-like shape cut into the trunk.  It was weird.


“Did that house just laugh?,” I asked myself, confused.

“It sure did,” I heard Mikayla’s dainty voice up the pathway, “The house did just laugh.  That’s why we call it the Hilarious House On a Hill.  Was it tough riding up the driveway?”

“Yes, very.”

“Sorry, we haven’t yet smoothed out all the bumps and cracks, we have only been living here for a day and a half.”

“It’s fine.  Can I come inside?”

“That’s the whole reason why you’re here.”

I then walked up the stoney pathway that lead to the strange house.  Right when I walked inside I peered at a vintage pot sitting on a white and brown table.  It was gorgeous. “Wow,” I said.

“I know right, the only reason we moved here was because it came with all the original furniture.” Mikayla led me to the bridge that went across the oak tree.  “My room is inside the tree, cool right?”

I couldn’t talk.  I could only walk across the bridge in amusement.  We reached her room very quickly.  When we went inside I could see awesomeness.  

“Want to play with my legos?,” she asked.


After about half an hour of legos, it was my turn to pick what we do.  “Do you want to bake cupcakes?  I brought mix.”

“That sounds fun!  What kind are they?”

“Maple cinnamon with chocolate frosting.  They cake part is cinnamon and the filling is maple syrup flavored.” “Sounds great!” We headed into the kitchen and met Mikayla’s mom and her sister.  “Mom can Summer and I please make cupcakes?,” Mikayla asked very politely.  

“Why not?  But only if you share some with the family later.  Come on Marie, lets go somewhere where we won’t bother them.

A batch of cupcakes later, we decided to play outside.  “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH,” the house half screeched. “Looks like the house is back on its laughter streak,” I said with laughter. Mikayla was leading us to the highest window in the house.

 “Okay, time to jump,” she said in all seriousness.

“Time to what?”

“Time to jump!,” then Mikayla jumped out the window.  Was she crazy?!  I just followed after her for the experience.  Thankfully, I landed on a giant 15 foot trampoline.  “Wasn’t that fun?”

“That was actually less scarier than I thought it would be.”

The trampoline was the funnest part of the day.  We bounced and bounced.  We even played trampoline tag!  My favorite thing we played on the trampoline was when one of us would lay down and the other would bounce as hard as they could to try to get the other person to bounce really high.  Mikayla was the champion at that. 3 more hours past and it was time to go home.  I said goodbye and thank you to everyone and left on my bike.  I reached my house in under 20 minutes.  Once I got inside I told everyone about my amazing day.  And guess what they said.  “Wow.”

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