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2014-04-23 12:24:52 PM
More than one in five of America's children lived in a "food insecure"household in 2012, ...

One out of every five children. Just let that sink in a minute.
 
2014-04-23 12:28:43 PM

Soup4Bonnie: More than one in five of America's children lived in a "food insecure"household in 2012, ...

One out of every five children. Just let that sink in a minute.


It's amazing how many broke people choose to breed.


YOUKNEWTHATWASCOMING!
 
2014-04-23 01:00:22 PM

Soup4Bonnie: One out of every five children.


Not class warfare. Raising the top tax rate 3.9% - total class warfare.
 
2014-04-23 01:03:06 PM
The GOP literally takes from the poor and gives to the rich.

Please, someone defend being a Republican without referring to something you saw on Cable "news" or heard on AM talk.

Please note I am not a democrat. So save the attacks for someone else.
 
2014-04-23 01:06:07 PM
34 percent of all households served by Feeding America have had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care. ii
 
2014-04-23 01:06:18 PM
Well maybe these hungry folks should start boiling their bootstraps and eating them?
They're obviously not using them to pull themselves up out of poverty!
Something, something, N0bummer, RAWR, America.

/am I doing it right?
 
2014-04-23 01:08:55 PM
We've got at least one elementary school in my small city that had so many kids on free or reduced lunch, they just stopped charging altogether rather than deal with the overhead of collecting money from parents.

The food bank down the road never has enough for people in need.

We even have a free farmer's market, no questions asked, just come and get it, that runs out of food.

A friend of mine was asking on Facebook for any extra candy they had because she had spent their money on real food rather than candy.  I saw this after Easter was over unfortunately.  Someone had offered her bunny shiat (jokingly, I hope).

But I get treated like I've sprouted a second head for supporting raising the minimum wage so we don't have to spend so much on assistance programs.
 
2014-04-23 01:09:29 PM
Haha, half our political discourse is driven by outright sociopaths.  How quaint and charming.
 
2014-04-23 01:14:21 PM
Let's harken back to the fine example of our forefathers and the founding of Jamestown, Virginia.

You don't work, you don't eat.
 
2014-04-23 01:14:32 PM
meat0918:
But I get treated like I've sprouted a second head for supporting raising the minimum wage so we don't have to spend so much on assistance programs.

Probably looks good on you.

When the minimum wage goes up and all the Wal-Marts have moved to Mexico, you'll regret have that extra mouth to feed.
 
2014-04-23 01:15:35 PM

meat0918: The food bank down the road never has enough for people in need.

Emergency vs. Long-Term Strategy:  Emergency food from pantries is no longer being used simply to meet temporary acute food needs. A majority of the clients being served by the Feeding America network (54%) have visited a food pantry in six or more months during the prior year.


That's from the same site the graph came from in TFA.  They're still using the 2010 stats but the 2014 numbers will be released this summer.  I don't have much hope for a significant improvement.

meat0918: But I get treated like I've sprouted a second head for supporting raising the minimum wage so we don't have to spend so much on assistance programs.


Tell me about it.  We should get t-shirts and form a club with a secret handshake.
 
2014-04-23 01:16:32 PM

TheNewJesus: The GOP literally takes from the poor and gives to the rich.

Please, someone defend being a Republican without referring to something you saw on Cable "news" or heard on AM talk.

Please note I am not a democrat. So save the attacks for someone else.


The only thing I've really been able to justify is that they serve as a check on giving democrats free reign to implement policy without debate in some kind of permanent single party system. Now though, I don't think there's any Republican policy I actually agree with, so I'm not even sure that's a good justification...
 
2014-04-23 01:18:34 PM
And what is the solution that this group "Americans against the tea party" suggest we do? Vote democrat! YAY! What a wonderful solution.
 
2014-04-23 01:19:42 PM

palelizard: You don't work, you don't eat.


That's a very silly thing to say. Are you going to ask the one out of five children who are hungry to work? The disabled? The elderly? Or the people already working who don't make enough to feed their family?

According to the US Census Bureau, in 2010, 21 million people lived in working-poor families. This translates into nearly 9.6 percent of all American families living below 100 percent of poverty have at least one family member working . In fact, 36 percent of client households served by the Feeding America network have one or more adults working. ii
 
2014-04-23 01:21:50 PM

FarkedOver: And what is the solution that this group "Americans against the tea party" suggest we do? Vote democrat! YAY! What a wonderful solution.


Don't blame me.  I voted for Kshama Sawant.
 
2014-04-23 01:23:54 PM

Soup4Bonnie: FarkedOver: And what is the solution that this group "Americans against the tea party" suggest we do? Vote democrat! YAY! What a wonderful solution.

Don't blame me.  I voted for Kshama Sawant.


I would have too, but the cult of personality that is springing up around her in every single branch of Socialist Alternative is getting nauseating.
 
2014-04-23 01:24:05 PM

FarkedOver: And what is the solution that this group "Americans against the tea party" suggest we do? Vote democrat! YAY! What a wonderful solution.


I suppose you suggest we do something about this.

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2014-04-23 01:25:12 PM

meat0918: FarkedOver: And what is the solution that this group "Americans against the tea party" suggest we do? Vote democrat! YAY! What a wonderful solution.

I suppose you suggest we do something about this.

[media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 374x242]


Well if you want to do something about capitalism voting for capitalist political parties is probably the worst way to go about changing things.
 
2014-04-23 01:26:25 PM

Soup4Bonnie: More than one in five of America's children lived in a "food insecure"household in 2012, ...

One out of every five children. Just let that sink in a minute.


As one of those families, fairly recently, and someone raised with a strong work ethic, I cannot express in words the utter frustration, self-loathing, humiliation, and anger a father feels when standing in a breadline because he can't sell more plasma, sell any more personal possessions, close any more accounts/services, get a part time job, or get extra hours at his current position.

The vast majority of the persons in line with me, with a little time and a little conversation, told me they were in similar situations. Most were working, although a few were recently unemployed. Most put in as many hours as they could, but had a spouse who recently lost their job, or got catastrophically ill, or had a car accident, or so forth.

Everyone I spoke to blamed themselves first for not being properly prepared, and way down the page had additional entries for 'difficulty finding decent pay' or 'having good healthcare'. Everyone in that line was trying as hard as they could, and having exhausted their current resources, were turning to public assistance.

Yes, yes. The plural of anecdote is not data. I get it. But having been there, and having seen that look of fear in my own kids' eyes... ugh.  The political 'talking point' of the welfare queen or the willing moocher fills me with a level of disgust and irrational fury that is normally reserved for child molesters.

No parent should have to answer "I don't know" to the question "Are we having dinner tonight?". For that matter, no child should even be able to conceive of the question.
 
2014-04-23 01:26:42 PM

Soup4Bonnie: That's a very silly thing to say. Are you going to ask the one out of five children who are hungry to work? The disabled? The elderly? Or the people already working who don't make enough to feed their family?


What have the disabled ever done for me but make me walk an extra ten feet to the grocery store?  Which, I might add, I can afford to go to because I work.

Those kids want some food? Maybe they can put down their X-stations and start adding to society.  Until then, the commie parasites can go hungry.

As for people who are working and don't make enough, well, maybe they should get out their contacts list and start making some calls. If they're too incompetent to do it themselves, they can at least ask their parents to set them up with some introductions. How much hand-holding do those people need?
 
2014-04-23 01:30:28 PM

palelizard: Let's harken back to the fine example of our forefathers and the founding of Jamestown, Virginia.

You don't work, you don't eat.


And within another generation the government had to force people to grow food crops because everyone wanted to grow cash crops like tobacco.
 
2014-04-23 01:32:32 PM

error 303: The only thing I've really been able to justify is that they serve as a check on giving democrats free reign to implement policy without debate in some kind of permanent single party system. Now though, I don't think there's any Republican policy I actually agree with, so I'm not even sure that's a good justification...


So in my perfect world that will never happen scenario, I envision something like this:

The liberals are the ones looking at all the problems and throwing out all the different possible solutions.  The conservatives are there to moderate the process.

Again, this is a utopia
 
2014-04-23 01:35:32 PM

FarkedOver: meat0918: FarkedOver: And what is the solution that this group "Americans against the tea party" suggest we do? Vote democrat! YAY! What a wonderful solution.

I suppose you suggest we do something about this.

[media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 374x242]

Well if you want to do something about capitalism voting for capitalist political parties is probably the worst way to go about changing things.


Ha, yeah, good one.  Do you understand the structure of the electoral system you live under?
 
2014-04-23 01:37:21 PM

Soup4Bonnie: More than one in five of America's children lived in a "food insecure"household in 2012, ...

One out of every five children. Just let that sink in a minute.


Let the source sink in.

Wikipedia entry on food security cites a journal piece that puts the number closer to 1 in 10 and goes to length on the difficulty of measurement.

1 in 10 is still tragic but never trust a stat without finding it in another source.
 
2014-04-23 01:37:24 PM

ikanreed: Ha, yeah, good one. Do you understand the structure of the electoral system you live under?


What is the problem with what I stated?
 
2014-04-23 01:40:32 PM
The Republicans are already seeing how the cuts in SNAP are having a negative effect on corporations like WalMart.  Next up, the farmers and corporate agriculture who will see their revenues begin to decline.
 
2014-04-23 01:41:18 PM

FarkedOver: What is the problem with what I stated?


The natural proclivity towards winner-take-all electoral systems towards two non-representational parties centered around divisive ideals, and a corresponding lack of capacity to elect for important transitory ideas lacking incredible political inertia already in place?  The increase in this effect driven from political redistricting?  The further amplification of this effect by the importance of name recognition and funding due to district size?

And ignoring all those important theoretical constraints on the viability of third parties, the pragmatic ones of party identification and traditionalism in idiots?

But yeah, if you ignore how things work, that's a great idea.
 
2014-04-23 01:44:14 PM

ikanreed: The natural proclivity towards winner-take-all electoral systems towards two non-representational parties centered around divisive ideals, and a corresponding lack of capacity to elect for important transitory ideas lacking incredible political inertia already in place? The increase in this effect driven from political redistricting? The further amplification of this effect by the importance of name recognition and funding due to district size?

And ignoring all those important theoretical constraints on the viability of third parties, the pragmatic ones of party identification and traditionalism in idiots?

But yeah, if you ignore how things work, that's a great idea.


I don't ignore how things work.  I get it.  The point is to change how things work.  Simply voting for democratic candidates is not going to change things a whole hell of a lot.
 
2014-04-23 01:48:27 PM

SordidEuphemism: Soup4Bonnie: More than one in five of America's children lived in a "food insecure"household in 2012, ...

One out of every five children. Just let that sink in a minute.

As one of those families, fairly recently, and someone raised with a strong work ethic, I cannot express in words the utter frustration, self-loathing, humiliation, and anger a father feels when standing in a breadline because he can't sell more plasma, sell any more personal possessions, close any more accounts/services, get a part time job, or get extra hours at his current position.

The vast majority of the persons in line with me, with a little time and a little conversation, told me they were in similar situations. Most were working, although a few were recently unemployed. Most put in as many hours as they could, but had a spouse who recently lost their job, or got catastrophically ill, or had a car accident, or so forth.

Everyone I spoke to blamed themselves first for not being properly prepared, and way down the page had additional entries for 'difficulty finding decent pay' or 'having good healthcare'. Everyone in that line was trying as hard as they could, and having exhausted their current resources, were turning to public assistance.

Yes, yes. The plural of anecdote is not data. I get it. But having been there, and having seen that look of fear in my own kids' eyes... ugh.  The political 'talking point' of the welfare queen or the willing moocher fills me with a level of disgust and irrational fury that is normally reserved for child molesters.

No parent should have to answer "I don't know" to the question "Are we having dinner tonight?". For that matter, no child should even be able to conceive of the question.


Best of luck and best wishes to your and your family, now and in the future.
 
2014-04-23 01:50:57 PM

chasd00: Wikipedia entry on food security cites a journal piece that puts the number closer to 1 in 10 and goes to length on the difficulty of measurement.


The article's source cites that nationwide, the food insecurity rate for children is 21.6%.

Wikipedia refers to the USDA study that says all households with children (20.0 percent).

Where do you see this 1 in 10 figure?
 
2014-04-23 01:54:54 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Where do you see this 1 in 10 figure?


Perhaps taking one half of twenty. 10% adults only food insecure in households with children + 10% households where both adults and children are food insecure.

www.ers.usda.gov

Link
 
2014-04-23 01:55:40 PM

TheNewJesus: The GOP literally takes from the poor and gives to the rich.

Please, someone defend being a Republican without referring to something you saw on Cable "news" or heard on AM talk.

Please note I am not a democrat. So save the attacks for someone else.


Hey man trickle down was tried and it failed. Mabey it's time for robin hood economics instead
 
2014-04-23 01:59:24 PM

FarkedOver: I don't ignore how things work. I get it. The point is to change how things work. Simply voting for democratic candidates is not going to change things a whole hell of a lot.


Okay,  but the problem is that you have to accept the sacrifice of not fighting off the crazies as part of a coalition to do so.  You can find a candidate that matches your beliefs almost exactly.  So can everyone else.

But you'll lose to the assholes that band together and vote for a shiatstain who shares a little bit of each of their shiat stains.  Winner-take-all will reward those people and punish you, every. single. time.
 
2014-04-23 02:00:32 PM

FarkedOver: The point is to change how things work.  Simply voting for democratic candidates is not going to change things a whole hell of a lot.


Right.  Which is why I went with Sawant in the last election.  Putting a socialist on the council is pulling it left, even if I don't agree with every position or the cult of personality that seems to be developing around her.  The pressure she has applied to Murray to do something about raising the minimum wage is exactly what I wanted from her.  Perfect?  No.  Better than anything Conlin had done or would do, IMO.
 
2014-04-23 02:02:32 PM

Musikslayer: Best of luck and best wishes to your and your family, now and in the future.


I appreciate the well-wishes. I've had better luck of late, and found some better opportunities. While we still live check-to-check, the pantry has food on its shelves at all times (even if the teenagers will claim there's nothing to eat). My hope is that I can put a face (or at least a name) on these claims and theories that only 'moochers' use the system, and get better support for people who need to use it, or, in an ideal world, projects in place to help keep people off the system entirely.

On the upside? The kids have been more interested in helping out at the local food kitchens, or bringing meals to the homeless, speaking up for the disadvantaged, and so forth. I got a letter from one of their teachers a few months back saying how impressed she was that my daughter had started bringing in an extra sandwich to share with a student (who would, normally, qualify for free/reduced lunch but whose parents hadn't filled out the paperwork). I knew she had been making large lunches, but I thought she was just having a growth spurt. =)

I wouldn't suggest subjecting one's children to hunger and fear, but it helps when I see that my kids have taken the lessons to heart, and know that a hungry person is still, and most importantly, a person.
 
2014-04-23 02:10:15 PM
Who would Jesus decline to feed?
 
2014-04-23 02:11:31 PM

SordidEuphemism: Soup4Bonnie: More than one in five of America's children lived in a "food insecure"household in 2012, ...

One out of every five children. Just let that sink in a minute.

As one of those families, fairly recently, and someone raised with a strong work ethic, I cannot express in words the utter frustration, self-loathing, humiliation, and anger a father feels when standing in a breadline because he can't sell more plasma, sell any more personal possessions, close any more accounts/services, get a part time job, or get extra hours at his current position.

The vast majority of the persons in line with me, with a little time and a little conversation, told me they were in similar situations. Most were working, although a few were recently unemployed. Most put in as many hours as they could, but had a spouse who recently lost their job, or got catastrophically ill, or had a car accident, or so forth.

Everyone I spoke to blamed themselves first for not being properly prepared, and way down the page had additional entries for 'difficulty finding decent pay' or 'having good healthcare'. Everyone in that line was trying as hard as they could, and having exhausted their current resources, were turning to public assistance.

Yes, yes. The plural of anecdote is not data. I get it. But having been there, and having seen that look of fear in my own kids' eyes... ugh.  The political 'talking point' of the welfare queen or the willing moocher fills me with a level of disgust and irrational fury that is normally reserved for child molesters.

No parent should have to answer "I don't know" to the question "Are we having dinner tonight?". For that matter, no child should even be able to conceive of the question.


I'm sorry to hear of your situation.  Sadly, this is much more than anecdotal at this point as it is happening in large numbers across this country.

You and your family should not have to worry about where your next meal is coming from.  The fact that anyone in this country has to go without basic necessities is a disgrace. We live in a country where people believe in a "just world".  Good things happen to good people and bad things happen to bad people.  It's that black and white to them.  So of course when some travesty befalls you or me, naturally we are quick to blame ourselves. "What did I do to deserve this?"

Eventually, the dots will be connected, the conclusions drawn, that you, in fact, probably had very little to do with your situation and that you are not alone and that there are millions of others like you that have fell victim to this boom/bust capitalist way of life.  We have little say over the occurrences in the free market, we are pawns in the game and get swept up in the boom cycles and swept away with the busts cycles.  For this very reason, I advocate a planned economy.  It is human nature to plan accordingly.  Why shouldn't we collectively plan for what we and our fellow man needs the most?  Do you we really need a bunch of F-22 Raptor fighter jets? Do we really need more tanks (I mean the army insists that they don't, but congress insists that they do).

Planning the economy so that people do not go without basic human needs is only a bad idea to those who stand to make a profit off those things which we require.  If or when a revolution comes I hope they are the first against the wall.
 

"Capitalist economic crises are incredible phenomena like nothing ever seen before. They are not crises of scarcity, like all pre-capitalist crises; they are crises of overproduction. The unemployed die of hunger not because there is too little to eat but because there is relatively too great a supply of foodstuffs." -- E. Mandel
 
2014-04-23 02:13:08 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Right. Which is why I went with Sawant in the last election. Putting a socialist on the council is pulling it left, even if I don't agree with every position or the cult of personality that seems to be developing around her. The pressure she has applied to Murray to do something about raising the minimum wage is exactly what I wanted from her. Perfect? No. Better than anything Conlin had done or would do, IMO.


Oh I agree 100%, my gripe is mainly with Socialist Alternative's collective shiatty organizing since her election.  I think she is a fabulous candidate in a cruddy organization.
 
2014-04-23 02:24:57 PM

Soup4Bonnie: chasd00: Wikipedia entry on food security cites a journal piece that puts the number closer to 1 in 10 and goes to length on the difficulty of measurement.

The article's source cites that nationwide, the food insecurity rate for children is 21.6%.

Wikipedia refers to the USDA study that says all households with children (20.0 percent).

Where do you see this 1 in 10 figure?


The ERS estimates there are 8.3 million children in food insecure households.

The Census says that there are approximately 75 million children in the US.

Good luck making that equal 21%.
 
2014-04-23 02:34:44 PM

Soup4Bonnie: chasd00: Wikipedia entry on food security cites a journal piece that puts the number closer to 1 in 10 and goes to length on the difficulty of measurement.

The article's source cites that nationwide, the food insecurity rate for children is 21.6%.

Wikipedia refers to the USDA study that says all households with children (20.0 percent).

Where do you see this 1 in 10 figure?


"A 2012 study in the  Journal of Applied Research on Children found that rates of food security varied significantly by race, class and education. In both kindergarten and third grade, 8% of the children were classified as food insecure, but only 5% of white children were food insecure, while 12% and 15% of black and Hispanic children were food insecure, respectively. In third grade, 13% of black and 11% of Hispanic children are food insecure compared to 5% of white children "

as near as i can tell that's citing 8% of children and then a racial breakdown of that 8%.
 
2014-04-23 02:35:07 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: 10% adults only food insecure in households with children + 10% households where both adults and children are food insecure.


How many children in each household?
 
2014-04-23 02:38:21 PM

highbrow45: How many children in each household?


Don't know. There's a link there.
 
2014-04-23 02:47:15 PM

chasd00: In both kindergarten and third grade, 8% of the children were classified as food insecure,


Are you saying that if you're not in kindergarten or third grade you're not a child?
 
2014-04-23 02:53:48 PM

SordidEuphemism: Soup4Bonnie: More than one in five of America's children lived in a "food insecure"household in 2012, ...

One out of every five children. Just let that sink in a minute.

As one of those families, fairly recently, and someone raised with a strong work ethic, I cannot express in words the utter frustration, self-loathing, humiliation, and anger a father feels when standing in a breadline because he can't sell more plasma, sell any more personal possessions, close any more accounts/services, get a part time job, or get extra hours at his current position.

The vast majority of the persons in line with me, with a little time and a little conversation, told me they were in similar situations. Most were working, although a few were recently unemployed. Most put in as many hours as they could, but had a spouse who recently lost their job, or got catastrophically ill, or had a car accident, or so forth.

Everyone I spoke to blamed themselves first for not being properly prepared, and way down the page had additional entries for 'difficulty finding decent pay' or 'having good healthcare'. Everyone in that line was trying as hard as they could, and having exhausted their current resources, were turning to public assistance.

Yes, yes. The plural of anecdote is not data. I get it. But having been there, and having seen that look of fear in my own kids' eyes... ugh.  The political 'talking point' of the welfare queen or the willing moocher fills me with a level of disgust and irrational fury that is normally reserved for child molesters.

No parent should have to answer "I don't know" to the question "Are we having dinner tonight?". For that matter, no child should even be able to conceive of the question.


What makes me angry are the people who ruin it for those who really need help. I run the sunday school program. We are a small church, with an even smaller population of children. Our mission this year was to collect birthday bags for the food bank. The children range from pre-k to 6th grade and this was something they were all excited about doing. We talked about how many families in our town were struggling to make ends meet, and how it could even be kids in your class and you would never know. A birthday bag is a full party for a kid in a bag. Decorations, cake, candles, ect. We may be a small group, but in 4 months we have collected around 50 bags. The first bag was given to a father of a 4 year old boy who cried when he knew he would be able to celebrate with his son. Anyway, now to the bad part. We can't give the food bank all the bags at one time. Do you want to guess why? Some of the people (not most, not many, just a few jackasses) would come in and clean out the supply meant for the kids.
 
2014-04-23 02:57:32 PM

5monkeys: Our mission this year was to collect birthday bags for the food bank. The children range from pre-k to 6th grade and this was something they were all excited about doing. We talked about how many families in our town were struggling to make ends meet, and how it could even be kids in your class and you would never know. A birthday bag is a full party for a kid in a bag. Decorations, cake, candles, ect. We may be a small group, but in 4 months we have collected around 50 bags. The first bag was given to a father of a 4 year old boy who cried when he knew he would be able to celebrate with his son.


Please tell me more about these bags. What sort of things do you put in them? I mean, cake mixes and candles are obvious, but do you do things like goody bags for x number of partygoers, or what? We could DEFINITELY make this a family project and start giving these to the kids' schools. I'm grinning just thinking about it.
 
2014-04-23 03:09:06 PM

FarkedOver: And what is the solution that this group "Americans against the tea party" suggest we do? Vote democrat! YAY! What a wonderful solution.


I found that amusing as well.  It's funny how readily people will believe such a group isn't working for the same master as those they profess to hate.
 
2014-04-23 03:11:59 PM
Go figure, you vote for people who could give a crap about the poor but they hate abortion and gays, this is what you get.
 
2014-04-23 03:14:35 PM

SordidEuphemism: 5monkeys: Our mission this year was to collect birthday bags for the food bank. The children range from pre-k to 6th grade and this was something they were all excited about doing. We talked about how many families in our town were struggling to make ends meet, and how it could even be kids in your class and you would never know. A birthday bag is a full party for a kid in a bag. Decorations, cake, candles, ect. We may be a small group, but in 4 months we have collected around 50 bags. The first bag was given to a father of a 4 year old boy who cried when he knew he would be able to celebrate with his son.

Please tell me more about these bags. What sort of things do you put in them? I mean, cake mixes and candles are obvious, but do you do things like goody bags for x number of partygoers, or what? We could DEFINITELY make this a family project and start giving these to the kids' schools. I'm grinning just thinking about it.


We did plates, cups, tablecloth, balloons, happy bday banner, streamers, candles, 8 pack of hats , blowers, bags for 8 and small toys to fill, cake mix, frosting, pin the tail on the donkey or bingo. Sometimes we added extra like a princess crown and wings for thar kind of bag. The kids are so proud of themselves. So am I, we only have about 10 kids on a good day.
 
2014-04-23 03:26:06 PM

5monkeys: We did plates, cups, tablecloth, balloons, happy bday banner, streamers, candles, 8 pack of hats , blowers, bags for 8 and small toys to fill, cake mix, frosting, pin the tail on the donkey or bingo. Sometimes we added extra like a princess crown and wings for thar kind of bag. The kids are so proud of themselves. So am I, we only have about 10 kids on a good day.


Awesome. Very awesome. Thank you. I'll talk to the kids when I get home tonight.
 
2014-04-23 03:46:23 PM

SordidEuphemism: 5monkeys: We did plates, cups, tablecloth, balloons, happy bday banner, streamers, candles, 8 pack of hats , blowers, bags for 8 and small toys to fill, cake mix, frosting, pin the tail on the donkey or bingo. Sometimes we added extra like a princess crown and wings for thar kind of bag. The kids are so proud of themselves. So am I, we only have about 10 kids on a good day.

Awesome. Very awesome. Thank you. I'll talk to the kids when I get home tonight.


Wait till I tell the kids that the idea is spreading again. A girl scout troop in my old town did it a few years ago (that was where i got the idea), and they heard about it online. Good things just seem to have a life of their own.
 
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