It Spranged

We're pretending that spring is here. Officially it happened on the calendar on March 20th, but here in the hills anything goes. Mother Nature seems to make her own rules and relishes in changing them. I understand completely that Spring is a season of change. A change from flurries to rain, a change from brown to green, a change from frozen to mud. What I don't care for is a change from rain back to flurries. That happens more often than I care to admit.

But this year Spring has taken on all new avenues of random insanity. We had snow last week, and 90 degrees over the weekend. I just want to know what happened to Spring? Can we not have something resembling normal? How about mildly cool temperatures where one can flirt with wearing flip flops while still sporting sweatshirts? Can we have t-shirt and jeans weather at some point?

It makes for wardrobe hangover. You don't know how badly I want to put away the bulky sweaters and break out the tees, but nooooo. I've got to have them both out this time of year. I cannot pack up the winter duds because we may need hats and gloves tomorrow. (Seriously.) And the day after that? Swim gear. (Not really. That was last weekend.) This is ridiculous. I have vowed to not wear jeans again this season. I've been living in capris for weeks now and if my ankles get frostbite I guess it'll be my own dumb fault.

Micah is with me on this. In the tropical temperatures we'd had over the weekend, the boy was wearing terry knit shorts to try to stay cool. I broke out the "good" denim shorts to wear to church Sunday morning. He took one look at that denim and nearly had a coronary. There was no way, no how he was going to put jeans on.

Being the mom, I put his wee skinny legs into his jeans amidst his protests and pulled them up to snap them. As I got them up around his waist, his waterworks shut off, he looked down, realized that his tanned knees were sufficiently showing and patted them approvingly.

The boy is all about wearing shorts. He's ready for spring, too.

7 comments:

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

It's the same here! It's crazy! I just cleaned out the kids closet and am going to pack away their winter clothing. It's time. Dangit. LOL And if it snows? We'll stay inside! hahaha

Shellie said...

yep, I'm ready for summer!

Viv said...

I'm washing, sorting, and putting away the children's winter stuff now. As a Florida mom it makes me crazy that there are sweaters that have only been worn twice, etc.

I really miss having four true seasons.

Trisha said...

Fun! It is always so nice to make that change from jeans to shorts. Freeing!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Micah is a doll! Bless his heart and yours too, I hope it stays warm. I know exactly how you feel about not being able to put up the clothes from one season and move on to the next. Down here, in the deep, deep south, we don't put up the summer clothes all year. There are only a few weeks in the dead of winter that we get to wear sweaters.
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CC said...

I love that you are pretending it's spring, regardless of the weather! ;)

SunflowerMom said...

i hear ya! I bought Sean two new pairs of shorts and tried them on this week when we had one day at 80. Tired of the flip flopping weather!