The Paperback Edition…
Those six years were almost epic. And I say ‘almost‘ because no deaths or serious injuries could be directly connected to any participation by “The Parents” in any planned school activities.
It was, of course, no surprise that all of Karlie’s friends and all of my friends loved Iris and Rain.
Many evenings there were classmates (or non-classmates) eating pizza (or something else) at our huge kitchen table.
Many times neither Karlie nor I knew them..but somehow they knew Iris and Rain and had been invited over for “Pizza Night”.
It should be noted…we didn’t actually have a “Pizza Night”.
Shall I mention that in eighth grade Iris enthusiastically volunteered to be a confirmation teacher at our very progressive Lutheran church? Sure, why not.
After the second week…kids who didn’t even go to our church…were clamoring to join her confirmation class…and I’m talking about kids from ALL religions. Iris was a huge hit. I was not surprised.
God had never been so much fun.