Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Kill me now. (Dramatic sigh)

Good morning! Let's slowly get out of bed to the sound of cooing babies and tiptoe downstairs to start their bottles and make a tea. How serene and beautiful. But then: EEEEEEW. Look out the window and see the grossness that is a blizzard in the end of March when it's supposed to be friggin springtime everywhere else in this godforsaken world.

Kill me now.
Sorry for the mild cursing.
After six winters lasting eight months each I am done, done, done with snow. 
I've just started Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and she spoke to me clearly last night:
Springtime makes people crazy. We expect too much, the world burgeons with promises it can't keep, all passion is really a setup, and we're doomed to get our hearts broken yet again.
I expect blizzards to be behind us, but there is something to her words: I am crazy with lust for blossoms, green grass, sunshine on my skin, the return of the robins. Oh God, I feel like a junkie needing a fix sooooo bad. I am treated to an afternoon of plus-three degrees, warm sunshine, puddles on the road and the hope that maybe my parka can retire to the guest room closet for another year, and then BAM! The next day is miserably cold and windy and I feel like a heartbroken lover who keeps running back to the hope that my boyfriend really does love me even though he sleeps with other girls. Stupid spring and her false promises.

All's well that ends well, at least today in my household. This afternoon the sun came out and even though yesterday's slush had frozen to bumpy ice tracks, the girls and I all made it out for a walk and got some fresh air, hitting our reset buttons. Or mine anyway. The kids don't seem to notice how crappy the weather is, nor how long the winter. Ah, youthful optimism. I could learn a thing or two, couldn't I?

Let's end this on a positive note: Robin and Skylar have become BFFs. It is so heartwarming to see her crawl to our family dog, lay her head down on her furry body and just relax quietly for a moment with her friend. She points her chubby finger at her and announces the dog's entry to the room as she smiles ear to ear saying something like, "I-da". She waits until I'm not looking and drops bits of her dinner to her from her high chair. And Skylar lets that baby girl pull her hair out in chunks, stick fingers in her eyes, and even spit up on her because she loves her back.


  1. Boy, that quote is bang on eh! I am dying to garden right now and the dump of snow yesterday sure didn't please me.

  2. Ahhhh, that quote is so harsh! The weather has been pretty awesome here this week and the weekend looks promising, while I don't think we will get any minus weather I am sure spring will slap us in the face with more grey and rain next week and I'll be back to bitching about it ;) haha. It really does seem like it's been an extra long winter for the majority of Canada though, booooooooooooooooooo!

    Those pictures of Skylar and Robin are so precious!!!


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