Christmas time in a school office is a happy time of year. Kids are taking mid-terms and are off campus before noon. And good-natured parents are being ever so generous with holiday goodies. Cookies, candy, fruit (much appreciated!) covered in chocolate (dammit!) and towers of treats.
But enough already! I am very glad when Jimmy brings in a box of “Big-Box-Best” chocolate-covered cookies, but so did his friends Steven, Billy and Maria. There is never a shortage of cookies in a school office -- ever.
What you don’t see when we happily accept your child’s gift is us stuffing it into a cabinet crammed with four other boxes of “Big-Box-Best” chocolate-covered cookies
When I go to the gym, I don’t sweat anymore. I break out in a candy coating.
The best thing that happened yesterday was when a parent came in with a $20 bill and offered it to our school’s fund-raising drive for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.
Wouldn’t it be nice if that cookie money would go instead to the Sandy Hook Elementary Support Fund? What a great blessing that would be to the families who are suffering an unimaginable loss.
I am past the sugar saturation point. Thank you from the bottom of my candy-coated heart for your well-meaning cookies and candies. Time for a candy detox.
And I’ll leave you with a little video I did a couple of holidays ago: