7:00 am Step and fetch for children to help assemble costume (of course, billions of dollars and hundreds of hours were spent crafting costumes over the past two months.)
8:00 am Drop girl child at school
8:15 am With boy child in tow, help assemble 1st grade parent project which is a FUN HOUSE. All week parents were instructed to obtain discarded appliance boxes to make box maze. Alway fun taping black plastic with no coffee in a room full of strangers.
9:00 am Work. The gig that generates cash to buy costumes.
12:00 am Leave work to go to 4-year old Halloween program and party.
12:20 am Get to school for 12:30 performance and find out IT’S OVER!!!! The show started at noon and I wrote the wrong time on my calendar. Husband is mad. I cry.
12:45 pm Race to grocery store to buy veggie tray for school carnival.
1:30 pm School Carnival – Hot day with hordes of screaming, dirty children is costumes. There was an upside to this event. The 7th graders hosted the haunted house and there was little adult supervision. It was great! There was grabbing and shrieking. Probably 40% of the kids left the haunted house crying.
3:30 pm Home, but babysitter leaves at 4:00. No work today.
5:00 pm Halloween party across town. Just can’t do it.
6:30 Trick or treating in a neighborhood of senior citizens yields an extremely high candy return. With only three families in the neighborhood who trick or treat the neighbors feel compelled to give each child ten goodies…I mean GOODies. The kids got so much candy that there was not enough room in their bags to hold it. One guy gave out cash with giant Hershey bars.
Tomorrow there is NO SCHOOL so that the kids can recover and the faculty can reconfigure the school after the big carnival. Again, NO WORK FOR ME. School is a conspiracy against working women.