It’s the winter that just won’t quit.
Just when I think the snow will let up it dumps on us again - and again and again. While I’m tired of the endless shoveling and the constant need to clear off and warm up the car every time I want to leave the house I’m also a little nostalgic. It’s a winter like I remember from my childhood.
We’ve been spoiled with these super mild winters. The winters where we’re not even sure it will snow on Christmas or if there will be enough snow to get any use of our new toboggans. I even boycotted buying and installing winter tires this year after realizing how little I actually needed them last year. Obviously that was a mistake, but you see where I’m going with this. We haven’t had a winter like this in so long it just feels like it’s so much worse than it should be.
Maybe it is a bit worse. I’m fairly certain Florida isn’t used to snow. This is Canada though, and this is the winter I kept expecting and missing every year. It’s especially nice for the kids. Building snowmen, tobogganing down steep hills, dropping into a pile of fresh snow and making snow angels and even catching snowflakes on your tongue are things all kids should experience. It wouldn’t quite feel like a Canadian childhood if the girls didn’t experience the hell that is taking an hour to bundle up in toques and gloves and scarves and snow pants and feeling like a giant marshmallow before going outside. I’m happy they had the chance to do all of those things this year, over and over again.
Now that they’ve experienced those staple winter activities, I’m ready for spring. Something tells me I’ll be waiting a long, long time.