I’ve had enough winter. It can stop now. I’d like to take the boys to the park, to the zoo and into the backyard. I’d like to open the windows and air the stale air out of the house. I’d like to not have to debate which type of coat the boys need when we go out, and do they need hats and mittens too.
I know, I know. I should be used to this. I grew up in Maine, blah, blah, blah. I’ve heard it all. Let me tell you something; living in Kansas City for the last 5 years has completely spoiled me. I’ve told people KC is the best place to live because you still get to enjoy 4 distinct seasons but winter is much shorter. Not only is winter shorter, it’s milder than what I grew up with. When it snows, it only sticks around for a day or two before melting away, and we get random days where it’s in the 50’s and 60’s. Not this year, and boy is it depressing!
Humans are not the only ones going absolutely insane this winter. Apparently the plant life is determined to come out now, whether it’s warm enough or not! I’ve been seeing buds on my trees and lilac bush for a couple of weeks now and this week, despite temps being an average of 8 degrees colder than the normal high, my bulbs started pushing through. Crazy plants!