So when they first got there, I gave my speech – some food blah blah, but mostly people blah blah. I always feel compelled to “prepare” people for this experience. To “warn” them that this atmosphere is a little freaky. I beg them to get to know our amazing family and to not be scared of them. So, then the speech was over and they were off. I stepped back and crossed my fingers.
As I was fliting around, I started overhearing the conversations These Kids were having with My People. I saw them look them in the eye. I heard them laughing with them. More than a few times, a kid would catch me and say “I’m having the best time!” or ‘I just love whoever was their new favorite shopper’. More than a few times one of the shoppers would say “I’m having the best time with these kids!” or ‘I just love whoever was their new favorite kid’. More than a few times I thought “This is truly the best day ever!” These kids today moved me in a way that hasn’t happened in a while. I felt tears welling up when it was time for them to go because I knew they really got it I knew that they would be taking My People – Their People – home with them in their hearts.