While driving in the car near our home one day last week we had this exchange:
Children: OH! Mom! Look! Look over there Mom!
Mom: What? What am I supposed to be looking at?
Children: Mom! It’s almost Summer time! Summer is almost here!
Mom: What makes you say that? (As she shivers, rubs her hands together, watches her breath appear and then dissipate and hopes that feeling will soon return to her feet)
Children: Well, look mom! The pond is only HALF frozen! YAY!!!! It’s almost SUMMER!
(Today the sun shines and we play at the park and for a moment think that the children might be right. We then go to our Pageflakes page and see the weekly forecast. Every day includes images of snowflakes.)