Sometimes you have to change your plans because of said rain. The hayride gets cancelled, door to door trick or treating becomes impossible, and the outdoor backyard party gets rescheduled.
Sometimes you just have to decide to go for it and make the best of it regardless of what the Weather Channel and the all knowing people on Facebook are predicting.
Sometimes you have to go easy on yourself and accept the fact that you don't have the perfect coordinated family costume theme you really wish you did. You are not that family this year. Maybe next year, though. Don't give up the dream!
Sometimes a community will come together and hold a make shift Halloween carnival in the town auditorium to give families a place to celebrate. They will come up with food and candy and games and a place to take refuge from the rain.
Sometimes you just have to take your kids out for pizza after said make shift carnival because you feel guilty that their Halloween was a bust and they didn't get very much candy.
Sometimes your kids will surprise you with how happy they are despite all of the above "sometimes". They will wear their rubber boots with their costumes, play games, visit with friends, dance along to "Thriller" on the jukebox at the pizza joint and remind you that they don't need a lot of bells and whistles. All they need is family, a couple of Tootsie Rolls, and a slice of pepperoni with extra cheese to call the night a success. And it will be.