Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Winter Woes

Why oh why can’t I like winter? Seriously, I hate the season. Every year at this time of year, all I think about is living in another climate. California always comes to mind. For some reason, California seems glamorous and WARM.

I shouldn’t really complain because I really love the change in seasons and I love living in Toronto. And, this winter hasn’t really been that bad (sorry if I jinxed it). At this point, we have little to no snow. It’s been relatively mild (in winter terms). It’s just so DISMAL.

It’s always so hard to wake up in the mornings. We usually have to turn on tons of lights in the house to become alert. The sky is grey. It’s just so uninviting.

I wish I enjoyed winter sports. I don’t! I won’t pretend to. It’s like camping for me. The only time I like camping is after a couple of glasses of wine. Maybe that’s the solution…drink away my winter woes :)

I wish I had the spirit of a child. Take the Angels for instance. They love ALL seasons. This winter they’ve taken a liking to skating. I really don’t enjoy skating. I feel like I must have had a tramatic skating experience as a child. I don’t own skates…I won’t skate. I have a serious fear of falling and it friggin’ hurts when you do.

The Angels however are so brave. They’ve learned to skate in no time. They don’t fuss when they fall – they get back up and keep going. I’m so proud of them.

Angel # 2 is highlarious. All she wants to do is, “Go fast. I just want to go really fast, Mom.”

For now, I am happy passing the winter months by watching my Angels skate. Seeing the smiles on their faces after they’ve accomplished something on their own is enough for me. In fact, I don’t mind helping lace up the skates, kiss their boo boos when they fall and making the hot chocolate at the end of the day. These moments are enough for me.

Meantime, I will just have to put up with the Angels and the Husband making fun of me on the sidelines. I’m tough – I can take it!

Simply Yours,


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Beth-Anne February 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I couldn’t agree with you more. And for what it’s worth . . . I don’t own skates either. We’re probably the only two Canadians that don’t.


Claudette February 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Get some skates and get out there !!!!! You would like it if you tried !


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