Monday, November 2, 2009

All Hallow's Eve + Little Saints

When these children from our Child Development Center---and their 50 closest friends---came "Trick or Treating" to our offices Friday we were all ready: red licorice, packages of little cookies, and mini candy bars. Then one of our lay employees brought out her treat: gummy bear body parts. "Yuk," I said, "those are gross." "The kids will love 'em," she replied, unphased by my evaluation. Eye balls, lips, an ear, end of a finger, a brain! And they did--as she gave me, ever so slightly, that I'm-out-in-the-world-with-kids-more-than-you-are look. She was right, but they were still gross.