Despite what the date up there says, it's Thursday, Oct. 25. I'm pretty sure it's 2001. Which means tomorrow is Friday. Which means it is only 3 days until my parents' anniversary party. DO NOT PANIC. It's to the point where I just want this over with, and I probably will not enjoy a second of the party because I will be too busy making sure everyone else is enjoying every second of the party. Thursday also means that tonight is the Halloween Dance at Natalie's school and that was a non-issue until yesterday. Now that she has a "boyfriend" do I need to give her a small lecture before the dance? Christ, when I was eleven I hated boys. I thought they were evil, horrible beings who served no purpose except to annoy the hell out of me. Never outgrew that stage, I guess. But my point is, is it really necessary to give an eleven year old a lecture about appropriate behavior with boys? Come on, did you care about dating when you were eleven? Who put the growth hormones in our kids' milk?