15 Moms Share What They Love Best About Saying Bye to Winter

15 Moms Share What They Love Best About Saying Bye to Winter

Find out why moms are rejoicing as they wave goodbye to the cold temps and snow.

By Heather Chaet

It was a vision of loveliness. It was a miracle. It was divine. When I saw it, I thought I was still asleep, in the middle of a wonderful dream. But then I realized there’s no way I was dreaming, as I was holding a steaming cup of coffee and had to get the kiddo ready for school in 23 minutes.

What was it that I saw? The day’s weather forecast. It was predicting that the temperature would reach 54 degrees. Yes, this mama did a happy dance.

From record-setting snowfalls to days and days of frigid winds and gloomy skies, many of us have been dealing with a horrible, no good, very bad winter. Now, with warmer temps, we can spot glimmers of spring on the horizon, waving at us, beckoning us to smile.

That weather forecast means I can say buh-bye to winter. What do I love best about saying ciao to this cold season? There are many, but my top pick: I’m really, really, really ready to stop talking about the weather. From conversations at afterschool pick-up to talks with neighbors in the elevator, the weather is all people can talk about. I am tired of it.

Here, 15 other moms share what excites them the most about waving goodbye to winter. Read on, and see which answers have you nodding your head in agreement!

1. “I love that I'll be able to send my daughter outside to play again! There's sunshine after school now, so kids can actually get some exercise after being cooped up all darn day.” -- Jeanne

2. “I will see the floor of my mudroom again!” -- Devon

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3. “No more stepping in melted-snow puddles in my socks, no more freaking out over static hair. Goodbye pants, hello dresses! Goodbye, socks!” -- Tanya

4. “I love seeing the trees starting to bud and getting to exercise outside!” --Michelle

5. “What am I looking forward to? No more scraping my car at 5 a.m. before work.” -- Christie

6. “I’m ready to say goodbye to trying to convince my child how she needs to bundle up, because it's FREEZING cold outside -- even though she should already know this, because the last 10 times we were outside she complained about how FREEZING she was!” -- Katie

7. “Goodbye to heavy, one-pot meals that I will sort of miss, but am kind of sick of at the moment.” -- Cheryl

8. “I want to say goodbye to feeling like a sausage in my three layers of long underwear.” -- Judy


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9. “I cannot wait to stop feeling tired from just putting on my clothes.”-- Barb

10. “Why am I ready for winter to be over? Because ditching the heavy coat for a lighter one seems like automatic weight loss!” -- Jen

11. “Goodbye to winter and hello to spring, with air is so fresh that I feel like I just got a wonderful haircut for free!” -- Mafalda

12. “Since the kids grew over the winter, I’m jazzed to call last year’s pants ‘capris,’ and it being warm enough to wear those capris, so the other kids or teachers or moms don’t notice that I’m actually sending my kids to school in too-small clothes!” -- Julie

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13. “On Fridays, my son and daughter will once again be able to hit the park after school with a group of friends. The kids have a ton of wide-open space to run and jump and play and make up games. It’s the closest that some of us city folk come to that backyard playtime.” -- Christine

14. “No more battles between my son and I over the wearing of scratchy socks versus potential frostbite.” -- Kristina

15. “I’m ready to be done with waiting for winter to be over!” -- Gail

Why are you ready to say goodbye to winter?

Heather Chaet documents her mini parenting successes, epic mommy fails, and everything in between for a plethora (love that word!) of publications and websites such as CafeMom, New York Family, and AdWeek. While her online persona is found at heatherchaet.com, Heather lives in New York City with her film director husband and one insanely curious, cat-obsessed daughter.

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