Mabel was eager to complete all the pages in her Halloween activity book during my visit on Sunday afternoon. Her mother thought this eagerness was funny. She remarked that the homework for kindergarten very much resembles the pages in the Halloween activity book. And Mabel does, it is true, sometime complain about kindergarten homework. But nevertheless she couldn't wait to rip through the activity book. In between activity pages we built domino towers with Halloween-orange dominoes, and peopled them with specially selected creatures.