# Probabilities

If I sneak seventy percent of the Halloween candy, there's a hundred percent chance I'll gain weight. The chance of cavities decreases by forty percent.

The things a mother does for her children.

This was written for this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge.  Andy Rooney created something called “The 50-50-90 rule: anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.”  We want you to give us your own probability equation.  Use whichever numbers suit you, and make it about whatever you like, but give us something to think about.  In 33 words, of course.  Good luck!  And we will see you back here on Monday for our Anniversary Challenge!

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## Friday, November 9, 2012

### Probabilities

If I sneak seventy percent of the Halloween candy, there's a hundred percent chance I'll gain weight. The chance of cavities decreases by forty percent.

The things a mother does for her children.

This was written for this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge.  Andy Rooney created something called “The 50-50-90 rule: anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.”  We want you to give us your own probability equation.  Use whichever numbers suit you, and make it about whatever you like, but give us something to think about.  In 33 words, of course.  Good luck!  And we will see you back here on Monday for our Anniversary Challenge!

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At November 9, 2012 at 6:12 PM ,  E said...

hhahahaa! too good!

At November 9, 2012 at 6:21 PM ,  kgwaite said...

Too good. Yes that's the problem. Those peanut butter cups...Thanks for reading!

At November 9, 2012 at 8:06 PM ,  Draug said...

lol Such a great mom! :D

At November 9, 2012 at 8:46 PM ,  Jessie Powell said...

Yes, after all, I won't have to put up with THEM getting fillings, and I already have a head full of them.

At November 10, 2012 at 3:09 AM ,  lumdog2012 said...

Haha! A clever surprise ending.

At November 10, 2012 at 5:31 AM ,  Libby said...

Now that you have run the numbers for me, I feel so much better about wolfing down all the Snickers bars! Thanks!

At November 10, 2012 at 7:30 AM ,  SinistralScribblings said...

You're a great mom! Pediatric dental care is very important. :-)

At November 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM ,  Ruby Manchanda said...

Mother's love :)

At November 10, 2012 at 2:32 PM ,  Stephanie B. said...

A very fine mother. Just today someone begged me to take a couple of Halloween peanut butter cups off their hands. I politely obliged. 100% of them are now attached to my belly. Nicely done.

At November 11, 2012 at 2:18 PM ,  Sandra said...

I love this one! I was just complaining about "having to eat" all the peanut Halloween candies since my son has a peanut allergy (and OMG they're so good--we never have any around the house otherwise!). The thing moms do for her kids, I tell ya! Great one!

At November 11, 2012 at 7:20 PM ,  Anonymous said...

I've been helping the kids, too! My waistline is a 'big' sacrifice for them :)

At November 11, 2012 at 9:26 PM ,  Trifecta said...

It's so refreshing to see someone putting their children first. :-)

At November 11, 2012 at 9:29 PM ,  Anonymous said...

*giggle* You totally cracked me up with this. We just finished the leftover Halloween candy ourselves...

At November 14, 2012 at 4:14 PM ,  j umbaugh said...

Now that was funny and a neat piece of parental logic.