Sometimes I hate Facebook. I was just scrolling through the updates and saw a post that had a map of the country and the whole east coast was blue on the “temperature” map and green on the “precipitation” map. I don’t really understand what this means, but my keen sense of intuition tells me it’s not good.
Over all, I’m a lover of the seasons. I love snow in the winter, chilly days in the fall and the sweltering heat of summer, but I can’t stand how elusive spring can be. And this spring is making me crazy. In a fair world, March would bring temps in the 50s, April in the 60s, May in the 70s and so on. I can understand dips in to the 40s this time of year but temps in the 20s and seven inches of snow is beyond unfair. It’s inhumane.
So here are my top 10 reasons why winter must end soon.
- I’m heinously sick of my winter clothes. I’m like a snake, totally ready to shed.
- I am starting to hate snow, which is all wrong. I’m usually a lover of snow.
- Lacrosse season is getting the shaft. My little guy has yet to start practice because of saturated fields. My older guy had practice last night at an indoor facility from 9-10 p.m. Insane.
- Snow boots, snow pants and coats are littering my house and snow shovels, sleds and snowboards are clogging up my front porch.
- We don’t have the funds to heat the house for six months of the year. Actually, we can’t really afford to heat the house at all, so we barely do. And I’m frozen to the core. I might never thaw out.
- The kids need to get off the screens, off the couch and out of the house.
- I crave the feeling of the sun on my face. It soothes the soul and saves on psychiatric bills.
- Incessant days off and two-hour delays are starting to cramp my style. One full week of school before summer vacation would be nice.
- I’m ready to switch from lattes to Frappuccinos.
- Flip flops, the smell of cut grass and wine on the porch with neighbors. I can’t wait much longer.
FranklyStein is a blog by Chesapeake Family Magazine editor Betsy Stein who lives in Catonsville with her husband, Chris, and four children, Maggie, 14, Lilly, 13, Adam, 13, and Jonah, 9.