Wait, what? January was 72 days long and now suddenly, even with an XL February, it’s March? Three weeks until we spring ahead - and still no snow days, my kids remind me on the daily.
Since we’ve had a snow-less winter, we have decided to christen March by taking the kids skiing for the first time. Daughter went with friends a few weeks ago and fell in love with it, encouraging her timid brothers to consider it and having all of us up with the sun on a Sunday to drive up to hit the slopes. Trying new things is an all the time thing when the kids are really little. First it’s literally a list of new foods to try, and then the regular litany of new car seats, training wheels coming off, new experiences that now seem commonplace. Suddenly we are faced with a brand-new first and we haven’t had one in a while.
New experiences bring out the best and worst in (my) people - giving them the chance to rise or fall to their own level of expectation or surprise even themselves.