I hate Winter for many reasons. The main reason being that I grew up in the tropics of South Florida and even Atlanta's mild weather can drag on.
Before I had kids, I didn't mind it so much. I was able to buy lots of sweaters and coats that I never had the need for growing up. I had good hair from the dry weather instead of having a South Florida perma-frizz.
Then came the babies. And the baby winter clothes.
On the bone-chilling days where you don't want to spend an hour bundling everyone up (including time to undress, change diapers, and redress), you turn into a hibernating creature. Days go by and you realize you haven't left the house, with the exception of the quick run to the mailbox. Suddenly it is 5 pm and everyone is still in their jammies. You look in the mirror and try to recall when your last shower was. Showering requires you to get undressed, which requires you to be freezing for a period of time, so this becomes a less enticing activity.
The kids are going stir crazy. You feel like at any moment you could snap.
If you don't stop whining, I'm going to jab these scissors into my eyeballs!
I don't think 5:30 is too early to go to bed!
Fine, eat cookies for dinner!
But, I survived another Atlanta winter. We are definitely on the upswing. The ground is turning the familiar pollen yellow.
It is time to unleash the Baby Yoys on the outside world! Lots of parks, walking, and restaurants! Lots of stares from people that can't believe I actually take this motley crew out in public.
Yes, it's a double stroller and no, they are not twins! (really?)
It is a lovely day here in the ATL. We are going to get out and enjoy it. I hope you do, too!