Winter Be Gone
Lutherville Mom has had enough of the frosty weather.
I’ve gotten to the point in the season where I find any temperature under 55 degrees absolutely unacceptable.
Enough with the 20s! I don’t want to see any more frosty car windows. No more icy, crunchy grass. No more snow shovels perched against houses as if waiting for the next big storm.
Winter, you’ve overstayed your welcome.
I know it’s only early March. I realize we could have more snow. But aren’t you just DONE with it already?
I’m ready to see the germs that have been passed from kid to kid all winter in elementary schools around our area disappear. I'm ready to stop arguing with my children about putting on something warmer before they go outside.
But mostly, I’m ready to throw out my 5-year-old daughter’s fake Uggs that, after months of being worn without socks, smell so foul that they could be used to make even the most hardened criminals admit to all their crimes.
And, I know it’s not just me who is antsy for spring. Ask any mom or dad and conversations will easily turn to spring activities. The lacrosse fields are beckoning, but we’re getting ready for baseball in our house. The new cleats are in the closet. The new glove is waiting to be worn in. The bicycles have spider webs in their spokes.
It’s not that my family didn’t enjoy winter. There were a few good snowfalls. We tried to take advantage of the season. I know lots of people who spent a good part of the winter on the ski slopes. I’m sure they’re sad to see the season end.
Enough is enough. Don’t you just want to turn off the heat and throw open your windows? I want to drag out the Adirondack chairs and sit in the sun. I want to be able to walk across the Towson University campus where I teach and not feel like a popsicle by the time I reach my office.
I’m so excited for spring to come that I’ve even started daydreaming about spring cleaning. You’d be amazed by what I want to accomplish. No closet will be left unorganized. Martha Stewart will want to make me a regular guest on her show.
The next few weeks of winter may be torturous, but the wait will definitely be worth it.