I cannot take the blame for winter this time…

I cannot take the blame for winter this time…

In years past I pack up the coats and boots and mittens and hats a wee bit too early, say, the first sunny day in March. Because of this, I believe I am a direct cause of a cold weather extension. Then I send my kids shivering to the bus stop, blue and frosty, but too bad for them! I packed it all up-and once that happens there’s no getting it back out. I’m an optimist and I believe in the power of positive thinking. If I drag the hats back out, it’s as if I’m accepting defeat from Jack Frost.

My power over weather is quite strong. Last year, I never did bother to put anything back in its proper place. Gloves were constantly getting mixed up with the suntan lotion, Velcro strips on boots were forever tangled with life jackets. While it might seem like lack of organization to some, I have my methods. The moment I would have cleaned, packed, and trudged the wooly items to the basement the snow would have started to fall, even if it had been July. And didn’t everybody love the weather last spring and summer? You’re welcome.

So this year, I thought I would try my powers again. We are still eating off of the Christmas dishes, the snowmen décor is scattered around eggs and Easter Bunnies. Apparently, my talent for weather control is growing as weak as my eyesight, because it’s still insanely cold. Or, some other mother jumped the gun and packed it in way too soon. I don’t know who you are, lady, but come on! We know the drill! We have to wait until the end of March to pack it in…

And, by the way, the first person who complains about being too hot (usually me) is going to get a kick swift in the rear! Here’s hoping spring finds its way soon!

 

 

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Julia was born and raised in Rochester, Michigan. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University, she moved to Houston, Texas to teach fourth grade. That didn't last long, as she married soon after and became a western New Yorker. After working at The Boys and Girls Club in Dunkirk as the Education Coordinator and working in the Special Education Department at Chautauqua Lake High School, she found her way to Bemus Point Elementary School. While teaching fourth grade at BPE, she completed her Masters Degree in Reading Education and became an adjunct professor at SUNY Fredonia in the Education Department. After having two children, Julia decided to stay home, though she currently works as a Student Supervisor for SUNY Fredonia in the Education Department. This allows her to still work in area schools, while having the flexibility to be home with her son and daughter. Recently she decided to give her passion for writing a try and has found success writing for regional parenting magazines and national anthologies. In her spare time she attends classes at Buffalo State College, completing her certification in Special Education.JuliaGarstecki.com |Facebook