it's raining, more than half my kids are sick, they all desperately want to go trick or treating but no one feels good, no one likes their costumes (it's too, big, it's itchy, why can't i wear x instead, etc.), and i'm rapidly getting too cranky to deal with it all myself, despite having been dressed in my Pippi Longstocking outfit for hours.

so, hmph. hmph to all of it.