Monsoon Mornings

From October through July, I generally get a “Good morning” from Mom when she rolls into the living room each day.  There are a few variations like “Hi there,” “How’s by you,” and “What’s up.”  But generally speaking, I get a normal, begin-the-day-with-a-smile “Good morning.”  That is until the height of monsoon season kicks in, which takes place during August and September each year.  On those mornings I either get a weather question or a weather prediction or a weather report.

“Did it rain last night,” is the most common weather question, to which I respond, “Yes,” or “I was asleep so I don’t know,” or “It never rains in Sun City because the old people suck all the moisture out of the air and plump up like Weebles!””

“They said it’s supposed to rain today,” is usually how the weather prediction goes.  I respond with “We’ll see,” or “It doesn’t look like rain,” or “It never rains in Sun City because the old people suck all the moisture out of the air and plump up like Weebles!”

“It looks like it’s trying to rain,” or some similar deviation is the typical weather report.  I generally answer with “Yup, it sure does,” or “It’ll burn off by noon,” or “It never rains in Sun City because the old people suck all the moisture out of the air and plump up like Weebles!”

And this is how our monsoon mornings go.  On the rare occasions when it’s actually raining when she gets up – like it was this morning – she bundles her greeting into all three categories: a question, a prediction and a report.  It generally goes something like…

“When did it start to rain?  I bet it’ll rain off and on all day.  It’s supposed to rain for the next couple of days.”

To which I respond, “It doesn’t matter because the old people suck all the moisture out of the air and plump up like Weebles!”

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