Winter go AWAY!
It's reached that time in a Midwest winter when we are all going stir crazy and are counting down the days to good weather. I mean, this happens EVERY SINGLE YEAR, right? We know what to expect this time of year, but we still complain about it. Well, I'm complaining today, that's for sure. I'd love for you to vent along with me in the comments. Let's share what we are sick of about this time of year and what we're really looking forward to!
1. There's snow everywhere, but it's way to cold to go out and play in it. This is especially frustrating to James (seven) and Henry (two) who see all this white stuff outside and can't even go out and play in it because it's never any warmer than 7 degrees outside. They can't be outside for more than a minute and it's becoming increasingly hard to convince them that they really can't play outside today.
2. Running errands with wee ones really sucks when it's this cold. Want to go to the grocery? OK. Make sure everyone potties first. Warm up the car (if you even remember). Then bundle up the wiggly bodies from head to toe. But make sure that they aren't bundled up so much that they won't fit safely in their carseats. Then readjust all the straps on the carseats to account for all the padding. Then try and get a feisty two year old into said carseat in as little time as possible so their faces don't freeze while the door is open. Someone has to pee again? Get the wiggly body out of the car and START ALL OVER.
3. No walking or running outdoors. Instead, just hop around on the treadmill like a mouse in a cage.
4. Heating a 1940's post office that's basically one big concrete box. With dozens of 80-year-old windows.
What am I looking forward to?
Green and blue views. Garden veggies. Sending the kids outside to play. Beach volleyball. You?