Happy Halloween and Stuff!

Halloween is a holiday that many Christians do not take part in. Some say it promotes evil and darkness.

In my family, we think it promotes candy.

But it’s not like we’d ever let our young family members wear ghoulish costumes. No, if we did participate in Halloween, we’d dress them up in cute, positive outfits that reflect light! And joy!

Oops. Okay, so this one slid by us. This is my uber spooky newphew, Hardy. But how can you say no to that face, right? That is a face you want to give candy to.

But it’s not like we’d let my two year old niece wear anything creepy. Maybe an angel costume or a princess?

WHAT? She’s adorable. Okay, she’s a witch, but did you check out the tights? You cannot pass those up. And the princess costumes did not have cute, stripey tights and accessories. Stripey tights + cute pointy hat= more candy for her aunt!

So In Between is on a poster for Arkansas Year of the Book! The nice people in Little Rock sent me a copy of it.

Here’s a closer shot, where you can see Katie Parker hanging out with dignitaries, such as LBJ (kids, that’s a former P-R-E-S-I-D-E-N-T).

She’s also on the poster with a guy who wrote a book who wants to be president.

But this one is especially cool, because In Between shares poster-space with a book about the Little Rock Nine, by LR9er, Elizabeth Jacoway. \

I haven’t read Elizabeth’s book, but if you haven’t read the book Warriors Don’t Cry, by Melba Patillo Beals, a true account of the integration of Central in Little Rock, you so need to. I’m all about me some fluff reading, and this isn’t it, and I still loved the book.

So thank you state of Arkansas for putting my Katie Parker, LBJ, and Mike Huckabee on the same poster. It’s an honor to share space on paper products with you.

Hope your Halloween or alternative holiday of positivity was great. Today we had some students dress up, including two ninth graders in the inflatable sumo wrestler suits. I saw one go into the bathroom, and I thought…I don’t even want to know.