I am freezing from the end of September until the end of May. So basically, anytime the temperature outside is below 70 degrees, I'm freezing.
It's a yearly tradition.
Year after year I find myself in search of signs of Spring. Warm temperatures, songbirds sweetly singing, tiny buds on the trees, furry bunnies hopping around my yard, and...robins.
This year I'm searching for Spring for two reasons: 1) I'm cold; 2) I'm having a baby at the beginning of May. C'mon, Spring!
I have been on a robin search for about a month now. Somehow, I've been thinking that if I see one it'll make Spring get here faster. I've only seen a few Mallard ducks, white buds on my pear tree, and green daylilies poking through the old mulch...until this morning.
I pulled up to our babysitter's house, opened the car door to get my son out of the back and--HEY, PRESTO!--three orange and gray robins were hopping around the gravel driveway right next to my car!
This is a very important day.
*Grownup readers: My apologies for the highlighted adjectives...that's our mini-lesson for today. :)
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