It's not of this world, I think it's a Martian.
It was tall, with one big eye and red spindly legs. It's skin was Red Planet Red. It didn't leave, staying in the room eyeing us ominously and in silence. Mom said the mother ship must have gone out in the recyclable bin.
First there was the big silver thing that showed up in the utility room. Mom said it's only a "Gar-Bage can" with a lid, so I don't go "dumpster diving" again (I didn't - I was just examining that York Peppermint Patty wrapper to ensure it couldn't be recycled.
Then the scary Martian shows up right in the middle of the dining room
Would it ever go away?
Mom, being smart, learned to communicate with it. And it communicated back.
Dad got the message and took it to the basement.
I'm going to keep an eye on things STRANGE things are happening around here as Mom and Dad get the house and basement organized while they remodel the kitchen.
Mom! Mom! The Garbage Can gave birth!!