3:40p.m.: Get in the car. Drive to Lowe's.
4:20 p.m.: Leave Lowe's with spray paint, heating vent tubing, and duct tape.
4:29p.m.: Locate random box.
4:30 p.m.: Spray paint random box silver.
4:41 p.m.: Nurse Sawyer.
4:52 p.m.: Discover paint is dry. Or at least dry enough.
4:53 p.m.: Cut head and arm holes in random (now shiny) box.
5:07 p.m.: Go pick up Quinn.
View from the driveway of Q's school
5:37 p.m.: Arrive home. Attempt to assemble costume while juggling three children.
6:05 p.m.: Nurse Quinn.
6:15 p.m.: Make Riley model costume while singing "Domo Arrigato Mr. Roboto".
6:21 p.m.: Discover Mr. Roboto does not fit in the car.
6:32 p.m.: After some creative rearranging, fit everyone in the car and drop Riley off at Monster Mash.
Riley was THE ONLY KID IN THE WHOLE SCHOOL with a homemade costume. He was VERY proud, and got several compliments FROM FIFTH GRADERS (apparently this is very important!!!! MOM THEY ARE FIFTH GRADERS!!!). His appreciation and participation made the insanity of this afternoon worth while. We are going to do some more tweaking, including adding "gadgets" to the robot, and attaching legs similar to the arms before trick or treat, but this worked perfectly for his dance tonight!