I always did enjoy my special birthday, with its unique perks for a Catholic school girl: no school the next day! That meant I not only got to go around the neighborhood collecting candy as part of my regular birthday party, I always had a birthday party on the real day! When I was old enough, I could have what we so quaintly called a "slumber party" on my actual birthday; the next day, my friends dispersed after the Holy Day Mass.
Among the Daughters of St. Paul in this North American province, there are three Halloween Babies; happy birthday to Sr Sean in editorial, and Sr Mary Rita at the motherhouse!
Do you know any Halloween Babies?
As you prepare for little visitors this evening, here is a helpful reminder from a Chicago dad whose rambunctious son has life-threatening allergies: