I woke up this morning and I didn’t know whether I should laugh or cry. Snow. I knew it was possible, but had my fingers crossed that it would somehow pass us. I have already been in sandals and now it’s back to shoes. I’m tired of winter. What’s interesting to me is that I’ve endured worse. I’ve gone soft. I used to be a Norther Girl and proud of it! I loved to tell people about how cold and dark our winters were in the North. I loved to tell people in order to go outside and be warm, I had to put on about 8 layers of clothes. It was even more fun to show people the picture I have of myself covered in frost on my face after having been outside for a walk with the dogs.
Now here I am having gone though two Ontario winters again and I’ve gone soft. I got used to winter not lasting very long, not producing much in the way of snow, well that was last year not this year. But my point is, being here in Ontario I think we’ve all forgotten what having a true winter means. Perhaps this is Mother Nature’s way of re-educating us. We’ve all gone soft when it comes to winter. I guess we all just have to wait a little longer for Spring to really spring.
This past week I took the kids over to visit with Lindsay and her girls. The kids had a great time playing together and it was nice to visit with Lindsay again. I think next time I’ll leave Aidan home with Daddy and they can do manly things together. He had a good time, but seeing as Lindsay has two girls, they don’t have many boy toys to play with. And while Aidan is used to playing with the girls, I think I probably should have brought a few of his cars for him. The drive was pretty good. The kids were excited to be meeting new friends and so every time we stopped at either a light, or for gas Madeline whould squeal “We’re here”! And of course I had to explain that were weren’t there just yet. The kids also had a great time going over the Burlington bridge. They thought it was really neat to see the water and some of the large ships in the water as well. We had a really great play date and hopefully we will do it again soon. We just need the nice weather to come back!!
Today Isabelle and I were playing around on the floor. Lots of tickling and giggling. The I pulled the old “I’ve got your nose trick” on Isabelle. At first she giggled and thought it was funny. So pretended to put her nose back on her face. And then a few moments later I did it again. And adding to the sillyness I told her I was going to keep her nose unless she gave me a kiss! This time however the reaction to me taking her nose was quite different. She buried her face in the pillow we were both laying on and started crying. I asked her if she had some how hurt herself and she didn’t asnwer. So I sat up and rubbed her back and asked her what was wrong. She wouldn’t say. So now I sat her up and asked her what was wrong, and she sadly told me that she was crying because I took her nose! I just hugged her and told her I didn’t really take her nose, I put her hand to her face to touch her nose so she felt it was still there and told her I was just being silly and that another person can’t actually take your nose from you. And then she started to laugh again, I think she realized that it was a little silly and that I hadn’t actually taken her nose. Poor kid though, the look on her face at first, she was really sad and thought that I had really taken her nose. *This story will probably be told at her wedding* lol.
So Madeline has made her way into a big girl bed. She was making far too many near sucessful attempts at getting out of her crib. And we decided that it would be better to take the side off her crib and turn it into a toddler bed rather than have her fall and hurt herself. The first night she fell out a few times. Her bed isn’t very far off the ground. We decided that I would make a late night trip to Walmart to get her a soft bedrail to help keep her in. In the mean time, Ian put a pillow on the floor and opened the curtain to let in a little light so that if she fell she could see where to og to get back into bed.
I woud like to write more on this however I keep falling aslee while typing and it’s gettng This can make it up to bed before falling asleep. I will continue this tomorrow. Goodnight!