Man of the House

So little money, so much you can do

-- Short-sheet the kids' beds.

-- Short-sheet a ghost.

-- Tell a scary story.

-- Carve a pumpkin in the shape of Henry Paulson's head.

-- Write a note to your favorite Dodger . . . or Cub . . . or Jet.

-- Oil up the baseball glove.

-- Organize your fishing tackle.

-- Take a sick day.

-- Teach your dog to yodel.

-- Share a joke.

-- Say a prayer.

-- Count your lucky stars.

-- Mix the joke, the prayer, the lucky stars. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve hot.

Chris Erskine can be reached at chris.erskine@latimes

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