Why the non-Halloween-candy-induced-mania, you ask?
Because we were supposed to get 6 to 10 inches of snow yesterday.
And every child within ten miles of our city was fervently praying for a snow day.
My three became fast believers; born-again Snow Dayers. They decided to adopt any and all good luck charms they heard throughout the day. They believed in any theory that anyone said would guarantee no school. Joined all the religions, so to speak. In covering all their bases, they did some very strange rituals last night.
For instance, each of my children went to bed with a spoon under their pillow:
They put an orange in the fridge:
They slept with their pajamas inside out and backwards:
When we woke up this morning, [much to my dismay] their voodoo spells and good luck charms had worked.
School was cancelled. [You could almost hear parents everywhere crying. At least, the bad parents like me].
And by seven a.m., they were found doing this: