Jane: Mom, I got some mail!
Jane: Read it, please.
Me: OK. Oh, it’s a Halloween party at N’s house.
Jane: Yay! (lots of jumping and high-pitched shrieking) When?
Me (scanning the invitation): Um, tomorrow? Yeah, tomorrow. (Panic starts to set in)
Jane: Do I wear my costume?
Me (wishing I could lie): Yes, you CAN, but you DON’T HAVE TO, wear a costume.
Jane: Uh, you’d better get sewing.
Me: I think you’re right.
Looks like it’s going to be a long night. At least I already have this much done. And thank goodness Kate wasn’t invited! I’d really be screwed then.