Tuesday, March 22, 2005

spring is finally here

I'm so excited today, because it feels like spring is finally here. The first official day of spring was rainy and overcast here, and didn't really feel right. But today, I've got the windows open and the heat off, the sun is shining, and it's in the 50s. And good weather is the friend of moms and dads everywhere.

Part of my excitement about spring this year is that I found some really good bargains on outdoor toys for the kids--we bought a used slide for the SP, and a huge used pink playhouse for the BB, for about $300 less than we would have gotten them for new. And outdoor toys means outdoor play. And outdoor play means that no one is whining and complaining about how I'm not paying attention to them, because they have something interesting to do. Of course, it does raise the likelihood of scabbed knees, and the BB took a really bad spill about two weeks ago, with major bleeding, etc. But overall, it makes for a happier family.

As I was walking the BB to school this morning, she was telling me how she's happy about spring too, because it means she can wear more skirts and dresses. For some reason, she hates to wear tights, so she spends almost the entire winter in jeans, but once the spring and summer rolls around, that girl lives in skirts, skorts when I can force them on her, and sundresses (when it's hot). I was sort of wondering if this was going to be the year she grew out of that, but I guess not.

• Posted By landismom @ 3/22/2005 11:01:00 AM
yeah, spring comes just in time to save us from cabin fever insanity. It was nice here too, so BK was able to give his rollerblades a workout, and in general he and his friends are running around and burning off lots more energy. I know we'll get a bit more snow but we've turned the corner!
disregard my last comment. We woke up to 3 inches of snow this morning... Maybe spring is not just around the corner. Maybe it's way down the road.
Ugh! Is there anything worse than snow when you think you're finally done with it? We had some snow predicted for yesterday, but it just turned into some awful, cold rain. But at least it didn't require shoveling...
i dunno about here in Toronto...all i can see is white,white,white.
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