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