from zero to eighty-eight

I know I’m the bajillionth person to ask this question, but whatever happened to spring? They’re forecasting a high of 88 today in New York City, and the playgrounds are going to be packed after school, but I’m already aggravated like it’s late August and I haven’t had a breath of fresh air in months.

Then there’s the question of the kids’ clothes. Is winter definitely over? If I pack away their down coats we’ll be sure to get a foot of snow next week.  So this is the season when the coat closet overflows with options for each possible April weather system, for each family member. It’s getting pretty cramped in there.