Dear Mother Nature-
I know you’re fickle. You know you’re fickle. But my kids? They don’t know how fickle you are. You see, they are only 4 and 2. This winter has been a long, long one here. It started snowing on December 1 and it really didn’t let up until last week. Now, snow December through February, I can deal with. I can even handle the occasional snow storm in March- but snow every stinking day plus cold temps without a break means my kids are going stir crazy! It has been nice enough for them to play outside doing something other then sleigh riding twice so far this year. That’s it.
One of those times was this past weekend. Sunday was a lovely, lovely day! Sunshine galore with temperatures in the 50’s. The grass may have been dead and brown, but we didn’t care- we were outside.
The kiddos were giddy. We pulled out their bikes only to find the Scorch outgrew his this winter. Bean? She still can’t reach the pedals of her big wheel. Scorch and the Hubs got out all their lacrosse gear- net, balls and 5 sticks. We kicked around the soccer ball- chasing it throughout the yard getting mud all over ourselves.
Then yesterday happened. Yesterday was a horrible, horrible tease with temperatures in the 60’s- but it was accompanied by driving rain. Not the fun rain that you want to go puddle jumping in- this was the soaked to your skin after running from your car to your house type of rain. And today? Well, today Mother Nature I think you crushed my kids hearts.
It snowed all day long.
So, Mother Nature- I’m putting you on notice. Our summer and fall better be the best we’ve seen in years- I’m talking temps in the 80’s every single day with not a drop of rain except for at night. You owe us.