Today it looks like this.
Can you relate? Well then it sucks to be you, or me for that matter, being that it's nearly the end of March, it's still freezing outside and we have more snow in the forecast for the end of the week.
Oh, and did I mention it's cold? Really cold.
I know I'm being complainy, but I speak for most Canadians when I tell you that we've just about had it. My sister-in-law told me today that nearly every stay-at-home-mom she knows is on the brink of depression. We've played with all the toys. We've used up all the paints. We've baked cookie after cookie. Enough already! It's time for spring.
But how will you pass the days between now and then? What can you do to entertain your children that you haven't already done? Here's what we've been up to.
Play dress up. Lots of dress up.
Do the occasional craft with cheerios and string (lame, I know, but I've fooled them into thinking it's cool).
Go for a walk. That means 13 minutes to pee on the potty, find the missing boot, find the missing mitt, locate both baby dolls, settle a dispute about which baby doll belongs to whom and get into the stroller. It takes the little girl exactly 1.5 seconds to start hitting the big girl. The big girl starts to cry. I'm too cold anyway. We return to the house. Good times.
Or, stop whining, count your blessing and wait patiently for spring.
It will come eventually. It always does. That's what I'm trying to do.