The last few weeks Ivy has been asking a few times a day, “When is it going to be spring?”
She seems to be done with winter. I think her yearning for spring is largely because she’s ready to be able to run and play outside without spending ten minutes getting ready and only having about five minutes before Clara face plants in a snow drift and wants to go inside. Ivy also knows we’ll be getting this years crop of animals and planting gardens once it’s spring, a month or two is forever to wait for such things when you are only four. Last but certainly not least I’m afraid that her spring question is partially based on an ill founded notion that when it’s spring she’ll be able to get a real horse.
But that’s another story.
Then we checked out all the gardens looking to see what else was coming up. We even checked out the buds on the trees and bushes where Ivy surprised me by telling me that the forsythia would be yellow soon! She was a very happy girl to have found her bit of spring!
I’m thinking that will last right up until she realizes that horses don’t pop out of the ground with crocuses!