difficult child has been planning a Halloween party for a year. He has been decorating, talking and talking and talking about all the details. As of today there are 3 friends from NY, NJ and Va. Another arrives tomorrow then the local kids come tomorrow evening. For some reason Miss Elizabeth is totally freaked. She barks everytime she hears one of them talk. She backs up when they approach her and is really stressed. She is barking- a lot. I can handle the unique house guests (and they are definitely unique) or I can handle my dogs being crazed but I can't handle both. Tack on difficult child being tighter than a spring and the volume control being broken on 3 of the 4 boys. I may not make it through. It's great that he has friends. Now he just needs his own place to entertain.