Letting go

I definitely have the early Spring blues.

I’m so tired of seeing snow covering everything that even seeing an edge of brown grass peeking out of the side of the driveway startles me. Somehow we’re supposed to be turning the clocks ahead this Saturday, and all I can think is, Are we really sure we want to do this?

It’s been a long winter for us in the Midwest and other parts of the country and while I realize that Daylight Saving Time is supposed to signal some move toward sunshine and happiness and warmth, I’m not at all sure we’ll be able to withstand losing an hour on top of everything else.

Then there’s the balancing act which most parents handle just fine. But that’s the thing: once you make the magic happen and run through a Jenga Schedule without leaving a child at the wrong place, you think you can always do it. And maybe even try to eek out one more task, errand, drop-off, pick-up, etc. Tricking out the balance of work-home-chauffer-errands-laundry-and-the-rest-of-it is like free-climbing the sheer face of a cliff: it’s amazing to push yourself right to the edge of what’s possible, but disastrous if you fail.

Snow, stress, the schedule, and now springing an hour forward on Saturday. It’s almost too much to handle.

Then I saw Idina Menzel singing “Let It Go” with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Crew. With children’s instruments.

Don’t they look like they’re having the best time? Love the little reggae-esque beat. Whoever came up with that arrangement is a pure genius. It’s brilliant enough to chase away a bit of the early Spring blues.

Well, that and coffee.

Are you sick of hearing “Let It Go” yet? I’m alternating ear worms between this and “Everything is Awesome.” Shows you what kind of movies I’m seeing these days….


About thethingaboutjoan

Mom of three who knits a little, bakes a lot, crafts a bit and blogs about it all.
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3 Responses to Letting go

  1. Some of the BEST songs are from animated moveis!!!
    P.S. Go away winter!!!

  2. rgemom says:

    I have yet to hear the full song. But yeah – Everything is Awesome seriously sticks with you. I’m afraid to even watch Frozen at this point. And I am so dreading the loss of that hour (even though we haven’t really had a Winter here).

  3. go Mama O says:

    I’m dreading the time change and am SO ready for Spring too! Fingers crossed it goes better than I’m currently expecting. Good luck to you & your family too!

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