Welcome to May in Indiana-where we can have highs in the 80's for three days in a row, and then BAM! The next day, the temperature doesn't even make it out of the 40's. Don't forget the daily Tornado Watches, either! There's something for everyone here; weather-wise, anyhow.
I hope I get something good for Mother's Day, because seriously? I deserve it. My daughter had a softball game at 9 this morning. She scored a double play which is really awesome since most of the girls were bundled up so much they could hardly move. All of us parents-those of us brave enough to not sit in our cars-were bundled up against the wind, clutching cups of concession stand coffee, and trying to force our numb hands to clap when one of the girls actually hit the ball. As midwesterners, we're supposed to be much more hardy than this, but we've been spoiled by an especially warm spring. Give us a day like this in January, though, and you're likely to see people in flip flops and shorts.
Anyhow, 2 hours later, we crossed the parking lot to field 10 for my son's baseball game. Tot can always hit the ball, but that's pretty much it, really. When he plays first base, he's really more of a First Base Greeter, than a first baseman. He goes to baseball practice to socialize and to climb up the walls of the plywood and cinder block dugout like a monkey until I go
By 12:45, we were all hungry and chilled to the bone from the artic wind. The only Grand Slam any of us were interested in seeing at this point was of the Denny's variety. After a quick trip through the McD's drive thru, we came home to warm up. Ahhhh.....it's good to be warm!
The things we do for our kids. (Sigh.) Okay, it really wasn't *that* bad. The kids had fun, I had a yummy pretzel with cheese, and I'm sure I'll be able to hear out of my frozen, aching right ear again someday.
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