Setting up a damn party for the damn kids. I knew it was going to be a pain in the ass when we had about 8 different types of drinks. More variety means each kid has to stand there for four minutes making up its mind. Most of it was "hot cherry Dr. Pepper." Leira ran through the door holding balloons and shrieked. I yelled at her but she didn't care and kept running.
Margie showed up and asked if I'd picked out a movie. I said yes, I had the perfect thing planned. I didn't tell her it starred Tom Skerrit and Tom Bodett and John-Boy from the Waltons. The kids would hate it and I was glad.
Later, in the gym, I was in charge of the music. I amused myself by playing 15 seconds of a song, until the kids were all dancing, then switching to a different song .