Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, August 4, 2006 10:08 am

The week that has been

Filed under: Hooper — Lex @ 10:08 am

With the kids scheduled to head back to school on Tuesday, I took this week off from work to spend some time with them … and quite a busy week it has been. They’ve had play dates. We’ve played backyard soccer, baseball and lacrosse (with butterfly nets — great for catching, but for throwing, um, not so much). We’ve been to the pool. We’ve been to the children’s museum and the Natural Science Center. We’ve gone to see “The Ant Bully.”

But — on their own initiative — they spent two mornings this week, along with the girls from up the street, canvassing the neighborhood for canned-food donations for Greensboro Urban Ministry. The five of them gathered close to 75 pounds of food over two hot, muggy mornings. The girls prepared a simple spiel to be recited whenever a door opened. But one of the neighbors called me the evening of the first day to tell me that when the kids had called on him, before any of the girls could open her mouth, Hooper loudly announced, with no additional explanation, “You need to give us food!”

1 Comment

  1. I see a future for Hooper in non-profit. “Give me money. Now!”

    Comment by jw — Friday, August 4, 2006 12:13 pm @ 12:13 pm

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