Dear Mother Nature,
I would like to tell you how much I admire your beauty and am in awe of your strength. You bring us 4 seasons that are all full of wonder and have their very own character. While Fall is my favorite with Spring being a close second, there are still parts of Summer and Winter that I enjoy.
All that being said, I need to ask you if something is wrong with you this Winter? You seem a bit cranky this year. What's the matter, dear? Did Father Time break your heart? Are you going through the change(asked in a whisper)? Just feel like reminding us all that you are the one who is really in charge?
Because dear Mother Nature, while you are up there throwing your temper tantrum some of us down here are not enjoying your attitude so much. While you no doubt are getting your fits and giggles some of us are shedding tears and grasping at straws to hold on to our sanity.
I chose to live at the shore because I enjoy the ocean breezes, the seagulls chirping, the sand between my toes. I chose NOT to live in the mountains because I truely don't enjoy being burried under endless feet of snow. Don't get me wrong, a little bit of the white stuff is pretty and I'll even go as far as saying enjoyable. However, enough is enough already.
I have run out of creative ideas to keep the kids busy. We have created mountains of crafts, read libraries of books, watched movie upon movie, baked, cooked, spent some time on the computer, held campouts in the basement, played games and of course, built snow men, snow forts and made snow angels and shoveled. Shoveling has actually taken up quite a bit of time. So please, can't you just cut a fellow mother a bit of a break? Please?
I'm tired of wiping away my children's tears when something they've really been looking forward to gets cancelled because the roads are too dangerous to navigate. I'm not happy that they will be in school until freaking July which is now cutting into my beach time. I've tried to ask nicely. I've even been on my knees begging. I don't feel like being nice anymore so I'm just going to lay it all out for you. GET THAT BUG OUT OF YOUR ASS AND THROW US A LITTLE SUNSHINE ALREADY!
Wondering why I'm taking issue with Mother Nature? See my previous post, Winter Wonderland here. You can also visit here, or here and lets not forget here. I'm sure there are more. We've just been hit by storm after storm but that should be enough reading to keep you occupied!