Today was the fourth annual Holiday party for the Upper Darby Township Weed and Seed.
The Mister played Santa. Mrs Claus got an early cookie. Ehem…
Upper Darby showed up and unfortunately, showed out.
As I handed out gifts and had The Boy and Bubbles! man the grab and go Stuffed Animals, people seemed to forget the reason for the season. I am appalled at the way people grabbed at toys and some kids had the audacity to complain about the items they received. Some parents even encouraged the greed by telling the kids it was okay to take the items we had on display if they wanted it.
People, we got to do better!
It wasn’t a totally down day. The Boy was able to work toward both his community goal AND a spot on his advent calendar for assisting. I got to see Michael “Not in my town, Scumbag” Chitwood, Mayor Micozzie,
get a feel for what’s on the mind of people in the neighborhood, and introduce people to my sister so they could attend her fantastic story time. It was nice to see the excitement in the smaller kids’ faces as Santa made his entrance. One child even showed her gratification:
Here’s Bubbles! and the Boy telling Santa what they want.
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