I know it’s February, but it feels like spring. Maybe not so much today with all the cold rain and feeling like I needed to wear gloves in the car and wanting to bundle up in a sweatshirt and sweats with a blanket and coffee and candles going. But earlier this week, it felt a bit like spring. Sunshine. Walks with no jacket. Flowers on the front porch. The kids and I even made it out for a few bike rides. Here is what I have learned so far on these pre-spring biking adventures:
- The kiddos have grown since the summer. I know this because pulling them in the bike trailer hurts lots more than I remember.
- Pulling 2 kids in a bike trailer is hard, but it can be fun. (This I knew.) Pulling 2 fighting kids in a bike trailer is also hard, but about as much fun as plucking out nose-hairs and getting your toenails ripped off while listening to endless sounds of nails on a chalkboard. Not that I’ve ever done that. But I might, if I had to choose between that and pulling fighting kids trapped in a small bike trailer just behind my tired body.
- I was made to have kids. I was not made to teach kids to ride bikes. NO siree.
- If I ride, I have to pull them. If they ride, I’m still pulling. Jacob, at least… While I walk and he refuses to pedal and Annalise is too far ahead. We’ve made friends with the church parking lot nearby. They can now ride at their own pace.
- “Let’s go for a bike ride” is not the fun invitation it used to be when I was younger. I’m hoping someday, when I’m not having to pull the kiddos, not arguing about pedaling, and when they’re old enough to ride with me, it will be fun again.
Biking adventures somewhat excluded, I have enjoyed the springish weather. It got me in a springy mood. You know, spring cleaning, brightening things up, etc etc. The blog was the latest spring-cleaning victim. Out with the dark brown, in with the bright and light. Got rid of the excess in favor of simplified. (You can still find links to other posts if you scroll to the bottom.) What do you think? Be honest. I already know mom doesn’t like it. She misses the warm and cozy brown/green. I think someone isn’t feeling the spring just yet…
And spring got me thinking… Easter is just around the corner. Time to get out some supplies and make the Easter garden we did last year! It was super fun (if you like mud masks) and a great way to talk to the kids about the miracle of The Resurrection and the Gift of LIFE. Our garden step-by-step directions can be found here. You’ll want to get started on it soon! Easter is in March this year. That always throws me off.
HAPPY SPRING, Y’ALL!