Matt and Mandy
    Footnotes

    “Matt and Mandy,” Friend, February 2018

    Matt and Mandy

    Matt and Mandy

    Illustrations by Matt Sweeney

    Since I’m in charge of family home evening tonight, we’re going to have a star party.

    Sounds fun! I’ll dust off my old telescope.

    I hope the sky will be clear.

    I’ll get out my old lying-on-the-grass-looking-up-at-the-stars blanket.

    Don’t worry about those things. We just need some paper and pens and a copy of the Friend!

    … So we should let our light shine by being kind and helpful to others. Then we can write about it on a paper star and send it to the Friend.

    Sure. Then I can write that good deed on a star.

    Think you could teach me how to hold scissors?