Halloween comes but once a year, frightening the masses.
I experience the thrills (or chills) every time there’s a “little goblin” in my midst… you know, those goblins that drool, love candy & require adult supervision. I may have mentioned this hang-up once or twice, but based on an unusually wonderful experience Friday, I just HAD to advertise the sweetest “scary” day of my year.
Lacey was the “fall festival coordinator” at her daycare. She was energized, excited & FRANTIC. So much was to be done before the families arrived & about 2 hours before the event commenced, I received the following SOS text:
I love my sisters & would do anything for them… & I mean ANYTHING. So, with that cry for help, I put my “big sista-girl pants” on, shoved the terror of being surrounded by curious little eyes deep down & drove up.
As I fearfully walked into the center – I thought – “ha, how fitting. My version of a haunted house.” Yet, I flew through the doors with a huge smile, hugged all co-workers… & scanned the room for a little corner I could go where little goblins wouldn’t find me. 😉
However, that didn’t work for my sista-girl.
“Holls! I need you over here.”
“Here” was a room playing the movie, Aladdin. It was also the room where she planned to organize a zillion popcorn bags. I thought, “maybe the table will be at the back, so I can stay low-key while the Arabian Prince & Princess demand their attention.”
No. That was not the case. Popcorn bags MUST be piled on THIS table, at the front & center of this goblin-packed room. And because I didn’t have one second to object (& believe me, you didn’t say no to Lacey during this process, or you’d have something MUCH SCARIER to deal with), I just bucked up.
Once at the table, I drop my 2 little crutches on the floor (just WAITING for those questions that frighten me to my very core)… and start to bend & throw.. bend & throw.. bend & throw.
To add insult to injury, I really struggle & think, “this will take all night.” But I persevere… bend & throw.. bend & throw.. bend & throw.. Then, a miracle.
As the song, “A Whole New World” filled the room, I feel this rush of little bodies around me. In a split-second I was surrounded on all sides, by children of all ages who bend & throw.. bend & throw. bend & throw. It was done in 2 minutes.
Shock & awe flood my mind, not because of terror, but because of love. These precious little goblins not only kept silent about the OBVIOUS elephant in the room, they helped her get the job done.
This scene could have been much harder. A million things could have gone wrong. A MILLION QUESTIONS could have drown me. Instead, I felt grace upon grace.
I needed to be there for Lacey. I also needed those little goblins to be there for me.
Best. Halloween. Ever.