Winter was something I almost forgot about….it seemed this year that we may not have to worry too much about cold and snow. Heck, I didn’t even buy snow boots for my oldest until last Wednesday when it seemed like this storm thing was no longer just a thought.
And wow what a storm it was. It snowed a lot and the wind and drifting was unlike anything I’ve ever seen. We still cannot open our back door, safe I know. Ugh.
Here’s the thing about winter storms. If you’re like me you love them and hate them. Being stuck in your house seems awesome. Nowhere to go, no feelings of guilt if you didn’t get that errand or this errand done, extra days all together. But then if you’re like me you also realize that is really good in theory with people who are perfect ( I know that nobody’s perfect, that’s my point.) It also is great if you don’t all have colds and one of you didn’t somehow pull a muscle in your neck, oh there’s that (though it did get me out of shoveling!)
Sorry to be a downer. I’m just trying to be a realist here. I purposely put this cute collage as my featured image, please note John looks like he’s having fun (which he was until I told him he couldn’t eat that entire tub of snow). John hated being outside the first day, he lasted for 2 minutes the whole time clinging to me and screaming. Also you may think John has this great June Cleaver type mom who brings snow inside to nurture his development. Hell no, John’s mom wanted 2 minutes to her freaking self. Vincent loved it but lost one of said snow boots I had JUST FREAKING PURCHASED on Wednesday. And Chris and I yes we were perfect gems all weekend, obviously 😉 (read sarcasm.)
The point of this is that life is messy like that. Snow days are awesome and making snowmen is fun. Who doesn’t love an excuse to just have a mimosa at home on a Saturday and watch too much TV and maybe a little snow fall?
It’s just that in a world where we are lucky to be able to share so much of our lives sometimes it seems like everyone else is having a better time. I’m here to tell you we’re not. HA. I don’t know why that seems so funny to me. This is like my public service announcement if you think everyone is having more fun then you know that the Smalls are not. I’m totally
half kidding here! But what I mean to say is that it’s all okay. Life is messy. Kids cry, couples fight, and things don’g always go as planned. Also there are times when totally lucky people (like myself) bitch and complain for no reason. IT’s all okay. We’re learning. Please say I’m not alone in this.
The best part is that we have each other. We don’t have to do it alone. And when shit gets messy and scary and lonely, there is always someone there ready and willing to listen and chances are they’ve been there too or will one day and it’s okay.
So here we are on Monday ready to rock another week or just squeeze our way through it. Whatever it is my hope is that we can all be okay with where we are and take solace in knowing that we’re all in this crazy messy thing called life together.
Happy Monday. We made it through yet another (winter) storm. Go us!