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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trick or treat

My kids went Trick or Treating for Unicef this year. I remember when this was a tradition, but we have done it for the last two years and we take people by surprise.

At very least, people are surprised when the boys don't want candy. I have a whole spiel now- "The boys are trick-or-treating for UNICEF because they can't have candy. Please feel free to donate change, but if you don't have any, that is fine..."

We get the people with handfuls of change, and those with just a couple of quarters. Then we got the couple that gave the boys $15.

I wish more people would do this....