Cold/Hot – We always want what we don’t got




Freezing, burning up….It’s always one or the other. The happy, comfortable season of Fall always seems to go by the fastest!

I live in the melting state of Florida. Your make-up runs, your hair poofs-out like a poodle, you bring a sweat rag with you everywhere, (not just to the gym), your car A/C laughs when you turn it on during August, and having deodorant in your purse is as common as lip gloss. During the dead heat of summer, Floridians just look at each other, shake their heads and beg for a little relief. 

Now, when it turns a wee bit colder…the sweatshirts come out in the dozens, the kids act like it’s going to snow any day, and my older daughter asks, “When is it going to get warmer again?”

Hahaha! They act like they have never been in “real” cold weather. Sorry to inform my girls that we are going to be pulling out the thermal underwear this winter!  We aren’t going to any arctic region, but it will be quite a shock for them that it does get below 50 degrees in some parts of the world. It has been quickly forgotten that they have played in snow before (the real kind too, not the fake shaved ice “snow” they have at the St. Pete winter festival).

I am sure they will be complaining of frost-bite, not feeling their nose or toes, and want to sit by a fire and drink hot chocolate by the gallons. They will be dreaming of warmer days at the beach, hanging out by the pool, and being able to wear their cute flip-flops again.  Then, when their dreams come true I get, “It’s way too hot outside, Mommy!”

I guess even as a kid, we aren’t satisfied with the weather we are getting. Colder weather is a relief for a couple of weeks,  then we are done with that. We welcome warmer weather after a bad winter, then it becomes too hot. If it’s too dry, rain is wished for, but don’t rain too long or we will start complaining again.  It’s a vicious cycle!

Today, no one will hear any complaining from me! It is a perfect 67 degrees here in Tampa, and I am going to go outside and enjoy it now! 🙂

4 responses »

  1. OMG I’m from Tpa as well…this weather is SO ridiculous!! It needs to make up its mind and stop going from 60 in the morning to 89 in the afternoon lol.

  2. LOL…You are absolutely right. Funny thing for me is that I grew up in an UN-airconditioned house in Florida. I have no idea how I lived through it. If my house gets above 80 degrees now, I feel like I am going to suffocate.

    • Funny how we get accustomed to things like a/c now 🙂 My thermostat is set at 74 and if it moves a hair over that, I’m sweating like a wh*re in church! 😉 haha!

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