Spring!, originally uploaded by cheryl.
Even though it's rainy and cold today, I am determined to remember that just a week or so ago it was sunny, warm and near 80 degrees. That's definitely unusual in our part of the world for this time of year, but it was a wonderful two-week break in the middle of all the snow and ice and cold we've had this winter.
So I'm holding onto it pretty hard ... and apparently I'm not the only one. My oldest son is just like me. He might even be worse. He keeps seeing the trees and flowers coming out and talking about how Spring is finally here. Baseball is on his mind, of course, but we'll talk more about that later.
The funniest thing he said to me was one afternoon on the drive home from school. I had already been getting the "it's a nice day to visit the park" routine pretty often. We usually opted for the back yard instead, because I was pretty sure the bathrooms were still closed for the season, and that can be problematic. But every day he had a new request of something outside we could be doing.
But this day in particular he was not thinking of the park. He was dreaming bigger. It was one of the really warm days, near 80 degrees, when he actually wore shorts to school and didn't even bother to take his jacket. It was that nice.
So there we are, driving home from school, playing our usual 1,000 questions. Then out of no where, the kid comes up with this.
"It's pretty warm today. I think it's time to get the boat back out."
That's rushing the season even for me, and I love the boat, too. It's March, after all. This week there have been highs in the 30s and I even scraped snow of my windshield last weekend at work. So I don't think it's quite boating weather, just yet.
But you gotta love the kid for trying. That's Mommy's boy.