Just try keeping 17 teenagers focused on The Gospel According to Saint Mark a few short hours after the BIG WIN. Just try getting your post-game-crazed/pre-Halloween-hyper nine year old to eat a healthy breakfast before he BOUNCES onto the schoolbus.
Just try not to burst into tears at the thought of three costume parades, three classroom parties, two neighborhood celebrations, several hours of trick-or-treating and the doorbell ringing all night long.
No, we're not going to the victory parade. I'm saving my celebrating until the lights go out of the jack-o-lanterns!
p.s. Would this not have made the most adorable Christmas card?!! The one year I ordered my photos early. Drat.