Oh, how I love to see sidewalk chalk on my driveway again. Our corner of the world is basking in an unseasonably warm stretch, and last week I revisited the jubilation of neighbor kids running through the yard, jackets thrown, chasing after bubbles with eager hands and carefree smiles.
Freedom! We can breathe again.
Wisconsin would be paradise if not for a little hiccup called winter. For six months of the year, our playgrounds stand deserted while cabin-feverish children scatter toys across the house and beg for hot cocoa. Sure, hearty moms like me bundle up to build snowmen and pull sleds, but come February I’m so ready for a patch of green grass.
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