Mo-om They Gave Me Amazing Gifts and We Gave them Food Poisoning

With a birthday in early November Jane starts getting excited about her birthday just before Halloween. She’s a happy child, perhaps the happiest I know and she’s always been convinced that Halloween was a party thrown by the world for her pleasure. She starts smiling around October 25th and doesn’t really stop ever. She just smiles a lot more around this time of year. The birthday party this year was supposed to be a quick weekend trip to Palm Springs with three friends. Last year I took Jane and the …