May was the month when the adults didn’t care about the monsters. Or at least it seemed that way, since no one was paying any attention to my little brother and me in the backyard. I was on the swing-set with my friend, Hannah, and my brother was on top of the slide yelling that the sun was coming down and the monsters would come soon. The monsters ruled the backyard until the adults came and vanquished them away but usually the adults don’t wait until the sun is setting. Usually they come before that. My friend Hannah said my brother was being unnecessarily scared, but I knew better. When my brother came down the slide, the two of us took off running across the yard, away from the monsters that we couldn’t see. They were made-up, but still pretty scary. Hannah said we were being unnecessary, but my brother said “unnecessary” was his super power. No one actually knew what that meant. He was little and didn’t know what “unnecessary” meant. My parents finally came after the monsters had chased us forever—the sun had been setting for ten minutes—and they brought us inside and then walked Hannah home and then sat us down on the couch before we could eat dinner, even though we’d been chased by monsters forever and were pretty hungry, because they said we had to talk about something. My little brother and I didn’t want to sit, but at least we were saved from the monsters, and Hannah couldn’t call us “unnecessary” anymore. My parents told us about Disney World. We’d only been there once, because we lived in Texas and it was too far away, but they said how would you like to live closer to Disney World? I thought about Hannah, and Maggie and Sloan and Kim and Amanda. Would they get to come, too? I already knew the answer. “Where? Why would we be living near Disney?” I asked my parents. “Atlanta,” they said. “Daddy’s job is moving”. I was the best in my class at state capitals. Atlanta was forever away, in Georgia. My brother asked my parents if he could still have “unnecessary” super powers. My parents said that he could, and that he could vanquish all the monsters in Texas, and in Atlanta, too. That didn’t matter to me. It felt so unnecessary for us to be moving, when we were all so happy here, with all of my friends and our huge backyard. I started crying and ran to my room. Not even the most “unnecessary” super powers would ever make this okay.