her brother spiked a 102 fever on the afternoon of halloween. missed the party AND the trick-or-treating. poor kid. on the subject of poor kids...some little stinker at my daughter's after-school program has started calling her a bu-girl. say it fast. it's half boy, half girl. it hurts her feelings. it's all i can do to NOT tell her to take him DOWN (because i know she can). it's very difficult for me to gather the energy to say "hmmmm...let's think of a way we can get little bobby to stop calling you that..."