Spring is in the air, or it should be. But the air here is COLD. There was a chance of snow today but as far as I know that shifted to the north and now we are supposed to get rain and severe thunderstorms. It will be a cold rain. My children were not thrilled when I had them put their winter coats on instead of jackets yesterday morning and this morning. After all they’re on Spring Break it should be warm!
On to the topic of Spring Fever. Usually my children and I go for a Sunrise picnic down by the river during spring break, but the school calendar was changed this year. Break went from April to March. Which is nice because it lines up with Easter this year but as it occasionally snows here in March it does not feel like spring. So the picnic has been postponed. There will not be doughnuts and orange juice while we watch the sun makes its brilliant appearance in the sky followed by a walk and stories of the Clam Man.
Typically my children and I spend more days at my parents’ house where there is a yard to play in. Jessica anxiously looks for signs of her flowers as the boys run around getting muddy. The tulips were starting to push their way up out of the ground, sunflower seeds have been planted but they’re inside in a pot waiting to be transplanted to the yard when it gets warmer. All of our friends who have veggie gardens are talking about what they’ll plant this year while my kids and I are wondering if we could do some container gardening in the apartment.
Usually bikes are out and cleaned. Being ridden with jackets on but not this year. The kids are getting slightly bored with not being able to go for our walks. But soon enough it will warm up enough to be able to enjoy it. Hopefully before flood season comes. Since the place we love to walk is down by the river.
About two weeks ago I purchased Battle Ship. That game seems to have brightened moods. My youngest adores the game. We hit up the book fair and spent more than I should have so the kids would have plenty to do while they’re waiting for this dull part of winter to come to an end. Right now we’re embracing indoor winter activities in an effort to fight spring fever. Hot chocolate is still being made, books and blankets have been frequenting the living room, and board games are nearly always out.
Does it feel like Spring where you are? Do you have a case of Spring Fever?