100% chance of rain.
That’s the weather forecast for today, and boy, were they spot on. It’s dreary and gloomy and wet, but at least it’s a warm rain and so far, no lightning.
Because it’s raining, I can also predict that there will be an 85% chance of trying to pawn the trick-or-treating responsibilities off to the teenager. Given that he has already informed me that he’s got other plans tonight, I guess there’s also no way that he’ll be shepherding the kids around the neighborhood. Sigh.
(Also, it looks as though there will be a 30% chance of “Mom-guilt” twinges for this stunt, increasing every hour until trick-or-treat time is officially over.)
This just in: a “sugar-front” has crossed the bus line and is making its way toward my house. Two dervishes, soaking wet, giggling, and jittery from the candy at the classroom parties, have been sighted and will approach my front door within the hour. Stay clear of windows and flying backpacks.
It’s not going to matter that I’ve taken precautions to make pulled-pork sandwiches and coleslaw for dinner. Periods of sneaking candy will continue long into the nighttime hours, with stomachaches and cramping to follow. By daybreak, the sugar hangovers will be in full effect with ongoing times of groaning.
What’s the Halloween forecast in your area?