Are You There, Spring? It’s Me, Insane Mom

by Abby on March 17, 2014

This Saturday dawned breezy and cool. By afternoon, it was positively balmy. Baseball try-outs and bike rides! Sunny stoops and cold brews! Instead of the drab snow-and-mud patchwork I’d grown used to in my backyard, I saw some color breaking through – crocuses, raising their purple beaks to the sun. Spring at last?

Not so much.

Today’s forecast: 30’s, with a 100% chance of 3-6 inches of snow by morning. Sigh.

crocuses budding in the snow

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine forwarded me this email. So funny! So true! So not relevant anymore now that spring is here, right? Not so much. Read on…

The Winter that Nearly Killed All of the Moms

Decades from now, there will be a youthful graduate student researching pharmaceutical trends. She will notice a sudden, jarring spike in anti-depressant prescriptions in the early months of 2014. “What could have caused this anomaly?” she will ask, she herself still years from motherhood, she herself still yet ever hopeful that an unexpected day at home with her children will be always welcome, always a source of joy. Only if she stumbles upon an old timer, a mother who has lived long enough to recall it, will she hear the truth. This is the story she will hear…

Read the rest here.

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Kathleen Basi March 17, 2014 at 7:39 pm

I am so sympathetic! We’ve been bouncing around too and it frosted this morning but at least no more days off school! 🙁


Angie Mizzell March 17, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Your post title made me laugh out loud! Sorry, not having fun at your expense. I’d be losing my mind, too.


Abby March 18, 2014 at 9:19 am

Thanks for the sympathy, ladies. I did dodge a bullet this morning, though – no 2-hour delay like the other school districts. Woo hoo!


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