Like taking candy from a baby

I heard this story on the teaser for the news this morning. The newscaster asked that people who wished to help could send toys to the Salvation Army. My mother responded "Anyone wishing to help can tell the police any information they have that will allow them to catch the idiots who did this!" Let's hope that happens, because I have a hard time garnering sympathy for someone who steals from a charity. But then I think I'm a heel for not feeling sorry for someone who is so hollow inside that stealing from a charity seems OK. I'm crossing my fingers for the hope that this doesn't have the backlash effect of people not wanting to give to charity because they've become cynical about the goodness of mankind. I was going to do a toy donation this Christmas, anyway. Now I think maybe I should do three (one for each of my children,) just to make a difference in my little piece of mankind. Anybody want to join me?


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    Hubby- aka DH My husband since 1995. He is the head of the band department at a college prep school, and dabbles as a wanna-be pop star.

    The Princess- aka DD. Third grader at the local parochial school. Loves butterlies, sparkly things, the color purple and has recently developed a crush on one of the twins from "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody". Is ready for her teenage years, having already perfected her exasperated sigh and dramatic eye-roll.

    Hoss- aka DS1. Kindergartener and resident spirited child. His aunt likes to call him "the evil genius" because of his penchant for letting a lack of intellectual stimulation lead him into mischief. Likes trucks, sports, building things and burping. His current favorite word is "underwear."

    Lil Joe- aka DS2. Born in 2003. Doesn't say much we can understand, but has mastered the important stuff ("eat!", "Wash hands!", "Want chocolate ones!", "Hockey game!") Likes to push buttons, much to the consternation of whoever is trying to watch a DVD. Firmly refuses to use the potty, despite evidence that he is physically ready to be out of diapers, indicating a level of stubborn that eclipses even that of his parents and siblings.

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