Spring is MIA.
I don’t know what happened in our southern little corner of Canada, but one week in late April we had an ice storm and less than two weeks later we walked around outside dressed in t-shirts. Without jackets. That was fun but didn’t last long. After mere days of warm sunshine we got hit by this big wind storm which uprooted trees and sent fences flying. The wind brought back cool temperatures and now we’re turning on the heat again.
I refuse to pack away my electric blanket just yet.
And yes, my children go to the baseball diamonds with jackets again.
So, all of that is quite annoying, but here’s the positive side of things:
When I drive my kids to the ballpark for evening games these days, it’s still light out.
I cannot tell you how happy this makes me.
I was so used to darkness arriving by late afternoon during hockey season that 6pm felt like bedtime. It took a while to get used to it, especially after the time change, but we had no choice. Hockey games for teens are pushed back to later times to save the early ice for younger kids. So there we were trekking to the rink at 6 pm in the pitch dark.
Makes me tired just thinking about it.
But now, despite the cool weather in the evenings, at 6 o’clock it’s still light out. That in itself is the best part of spring, even if it is MIA temperature-wise.