A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2019.
March is my least-favorite month.
If you were reading this with Mary Virginia, this is when she would pipe up, “Mommy said she wishes she had a baby in March because then she would have something to celebrate.”
It’s true. It’s an off-hand comment I made one day that Mary has repeated to our neighbors, her teachers, and other kids’ parents at a birthday party. One day I’m going to say something that I really don’t want repeated and maybe then I’ll learn my lesson?
I’ve decided that March is extra brutal because I’m so ready for spring, and I have expectations. February is awful and cold, but I expect February to be awful and cold. In March, I am ready for sunshine. The rational side of me knows that we’ll have chilly days, and maybe even snow, through April. But the ready to go outside without scouring the house for socks and shoes and coats is so very ready for spring.
This past week was warmer, but on a particularly rainy day I decided that instead of complaining I could get creative. We made this hidden colors baking soda & vinegar activity.
I did it with Thomas during the day, and again with the big kids when they got home from school. Everyone loved it.
Anna looked on from a safe distance.
And me? I’ll be honest. The whole time they were playing I couldn’t help but think, “I can’t wait until it’s warm enough that we can do stuff like this outside.”
(It’s supposed to rain tomorrow too…)