How to get Maura out of bed quickly

Step one – Tell her it’s the day she can wear her costume to school.

Step two – watch as she leaps out of bed and mows down anything in her path to get to said costume.

Step three – wave goodbye to the happy girl in the ridiculous Twilight Sparkle costume that you scored at the Halloween store

Step four – relax with a cup of coffee, watch the rain and wind gust across the area, and be happy in the fact that Maura doesn’t care about collecting candy, just wearing the costume

Step five – don’t think about what happens Monday morning, when she finds out she can’t wear the ridiculous get up every day to school