Gotta love Manitoba! It was so nice and warm last week, to the point where we actually pulled out the bikes, patio furniture and bubbles. Ski pants, winter boots and parkas were replaced with splash pants, rubber boots and rain coats…until this morning when we woke up to a white fluffy blanket of snow covering the ground. WTF? Every year this happens and every year I pre-maturely retire the winter “stuff” with the spring “stuff”. You would think I would have learned my lesson by now but nope! Here we are, Monday morning rushing around trying to find all the winter shit as the kids fight over who gets to sit in what seat in the minivan. Seriously? Ok, it’s a bloody minivan not a stretch hummer! Who the hell cares where you sit. Just get in, shut up and put your damn seat belt on. Nope, they continue to swat each other in the head while slamming each other with the seats as they raise them up and down. OMG! My head begins to feel as though it is going to explode from the shouting while I make my slow painful drive towards the schools. Yup, I am pretty much a glorified bus driver. The only thing missing from my minivan is the big red “STOP” sign that jets out of the bus. And the fact that my van is white, not yellow.
I really need to keep the winter and spring and summer and the “just in case” shit in the front entrance closet year round from now on! Because in Manitoba, you just never know from one day to the next what the weather might entail.
Tomorrow's forecast...approximately 10 cm of snow! Awesome!