5:30 - wake up way too early, worried about the freaky finger cookies scaring the dickens out of the little kiddies
6:00 - race out of the bathroom to comfort the screaming baby who's woken up fuzzy eyed eric and the "it's not morning yet!" declaring leif
6:15 - begin carefully covering the freaky black fingernails with a cheerful light blue frosting
6:16 - wonder what possessed me to make freaky black-fingernailed finger cookies for little children
6:30 - cook a relatively healthy breakfast to counter the onslaught of "food" containing obscene amounts of sugar, fat, sugar, and sugar.
6:45 - collect random items for costumes: mismatched gloves, safety pins, masks, helmets, etc.
6:46 - wonder what possessed me to make freaky black-fingernailed finger cookies for little children
6:47 - 7:38 - continue distractedly wandering through the house gathering everything from black olives, plastic spoons, paper plate pumpkins, a real pumpkin, slightly less freaky blue-fingernailed finger cookies, and a fire fighter hat to tiny carrots, heavy duty tape and a black cape.
7:42 - pack one star wars lunchbox with a somewhat healthy lunch to counter the onslaught of "food" containing obscene amounts of sugar, fat, sugar, and sugar.
7:50 - pile three munchkins, including one clone trooper, into the van for a 24 second drive to school in the rain to drop off said clone trooper.
8:02 - return home to dress two remaining munchkins (including one pint-sized anakin skywalker and one spur-of-the-moment fire fighter) and to raid the kids' dress-up drawer for myself (hello, "super kitty").
8:13 - construct a jack-o-lantern made entirely of tiny carrots, ranch dressing and black olives.
8:21 - paint black whiskers and a pink nose on my own face, at the suggestion of mini anakin.
8:35 - pause in bewilderment as mini anakin runs for cover away from super kitty, crying "take them off!" and "i don't want to see you!" and "don't look at me!"
8:42 - skillfully get anakin and firefighter into the van without looking directly at anakin.
8:46 - arrive at school dragging party goods, a dazed fire fighter, and a disturbed anakin through the rain and into the building.
8:48 - 9:00 - set up party snacks and games with another parent and teacher's assistant while 15 already jittery kindergartners await their sugar highs in the gym with their curler-clad teacher.
9:00 - 9:50 - tie on blindfolds, take pictures, adjust masks, chase candy-toting babies, open juices, rearrange pumpkins, laugh, encourage, cheer, hug, wave, clean up, and return tiny anakin (now distracted by candy eyeballs) and mini fire baby to van.
*sigh* and that was just the part before 10:00...