I Hate Spring

Hate is a strong word, but spring is my least favorite season and I’m beginning to remember why…

Spring

While I’m grateful to store the snow shovel and bask in the warm-ish weather, I still have some major complaints about this season. Honestly, I’d be good with a week of spring, a week of summer, and then 10+ weeks of fall!

Here’s my beef with April Showers & May Flowers:

| Thunderstorms |
Honestly, I used to love thunderstorms and I guess I still do, but the tizzy they throw my dog into is exhausting. Yes, we have tried XXX (insert suggestion here) and I really do appreciate the advice, but we have done the Thundercoat, anxiety medication, sleeping pills, covering her crate, etc. and the only thing that calms her is being held- and she still sits there shaking. Also, she’s +65 lbs. When we travel in spring I always worry about the weather at home because of my poor puppy. UGH.

| Muddy Paws |
I keep my house fairly tidy. I’m not a neat freak and you will definitely find dust or dog hair, but from March to June there’s also the chance of mud. Our dogs go outside and run around in the yard (usually right after a rainy day) and then bring that outside filth inside. Honestly, I don’t care about dirt, but when that dirt is wet I get a little fussy. I love that my mutts have fun in the yard and I’m not that squimish. Will my future children track dirt inside someday? Yes. Will my future children eat dirt? Probably. I just think that my carpets look better without the giant brown paw prints all over them.

| Contrary Weather |
Seriously, though? Make up your d#*% mind, Ohio. It gets a little better toward summer but March is a crapshoot. (Off topic: Where did that word come from? Now I need to look into it…) We might see snow, we might see sun, we might see a tornado. Whatever, weather. I’m done with you. Layers for days.

| Bugs |
If I’m being honest, this is my biggest problem with spring. I have found 1 or 2 random bees in our spare bedroom trying to get out the window. I found a creepy-crawly in the office last week. And our bedroom always attracts a few ladybugs. Like, WHERE THE HELL DO THEY COME FROM? I hate bugs. Hate hate hate. I’ll play in the mud, hold a snake, catch a bat… but I flippin’ hate bugs. Ugh, I’m already over it.

| Humidity |
Honestly, I shouldn’t complain about this one because the static electricity in our house this winter was torturous. I just hate how the humidity brings out the smell in things (am I the only one that notices this?) and makes everything feel sticky. Ick.

 

Ok, that’s it. I’m done complaining for a while. I love that we get to experience all the season in Ohio- I just prefer the colder ones.

(According to the internet, crapshoot is “craps shoot” which comes from the chance game of Craps, which involves throwing the dice without being able to predict the outcome.)

What’s your favorite season? More importantly, what’s your least favorite season? Do you enjoy thunderstorms?

-Louise

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6 thoughts on “I Hate Spring

  1. I totally feel you. I was so excited for winter to be over but now here in TN it’s raining EVERY DAY. And people have no clue how to drive here in the rain. Which is odd because they get a lot of practice. It should just be fall all the time πŸ˜‰

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    1. I am right there with you. It takes a solid month for Ohioans to drive in snow and I’m just like…. hello? You knew it was coming, right?! I like my weather in the double-digits with a slightly cloudy sky and jeans/sweatshirts alll day! πŸ˜€

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  2. i am so glad you told us what craps shoot meant because i was going to look it up ha! yeah…i just found two spiders in our room…which means they probably laid eggs in my ears which is not okay. very thankful we don’t deal too much with noticeable humidity because when i lived in houston for a hot second (pun) it. was. miserable.

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    1. I have two books sitting by our bed that tell the origins of certain words and cliches. I’m constantly looking stuff up πŸ™‚ I love that you automatically assume that since you saw the spider she must have laid eggs in your ear. That makes perfect sense to me. I’d check into a hospital right now for emergency surgery to remove them. Bugs are so gross. ICK

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  3. I totally feel ya on a few of these, especially the mud on the floor and the dogs howling during storms Although I do actually really like spring in texas. It’s too bad because spring here only lasts about two weeks and then it’s 100 degrees every single day and mosquitos and hot asphault and high electric bills and too hot to exercise and even the pools are 90 degrees and everyone is in a bad mood and all your clothes have sweat stains and you have to keep a cup of ice cubes in your car to cool yourself off because your air conditioning doesn’t work very well.

    I guess summer is my least favorite season.

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    1. Whoa…. I thought summer in Ohio was bad. You win… haha! My husband thinks he’d like to move us to Texas, but now I have an even stronger argument against it! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the comment!

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