Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Phone Call With Spring

Brrriing, brrriiing...

Spring: Hello?
Me: Spring! Oh, good, I got you at home. How are you?
Spring: Who is this?
Me: It's Jen. Don't tell me you forgot me?
Spring: Oh, you. How could I forget you? You call me every year around this time, begging me to come early.
Me: Well, uh, actually, I just called to see how you were doing? What's wrong? You usually have such a sunny disposition.
Spring: I don't know. I think I have that virus that is going around. I feel like I was hit by a Mack truck or something.
Me: Oh, Spring! Not you too!
Spring: Yea, I took little Springer to Chuck E Cheese, and I swear I picked it up there.
Me: No kidding. That place is evil. Maybe you need some drugs?
Spring: Maybe.
Me: Well, listen, when you feel better, maybe you'd like to...
Spring: I knew it! I knew you didn't just call to see how I was!
Me: But, you don't understand! Everyone is sick, and it's cold, and there's snow everywhere, and we can't leave our houses, and our kids are bored, and they're driving us crazy!
Spring: Yea, so? It's called Winter. Deal with it.
Me: Well, Winter is kicking the Burgh's ass, okay? I'm so sick of it. I'm going to be able to do so many fun things with Dylan when you come this year. Can't you come early? Pllleeeaassee?
Spring: Stop whining. You know the rules. I can't come until March, and even then I'm not sure when I'll make it. With this virus, I haven't had time to even think about packing.
Me: Great. That's it. I'm hibernating until you get here.
Spring: You do that.
Me: I'm sorry, Spring. It's really not your fault. I'm just frustrated. I don't mean to put all the blame on you. I'll let you go. I really do hope you feel better, and give Springer a kiss from me, okay? I'll just see you when you get here. Oh, and Spring?
Spring: I know. I love you, too.

15 comments:

Kellan said...

How cute was this post!!! "Little Springer" - too funny!! I know lots of us are ready for Spring - it has been such a long Winter for some. Take care - Kellan

Julia said...

Adorable! Maybe if I call, too....

Anna K. said...

Very funny!
My mom-in-law lives in Beaver Falls, PA and I know she's ready for Spring!
(I recently discovered your blog through Jonny's Mommy.)

Jonny's Mommy said...

Oh....do you have her number? I have a few things to say to her. Sick or not, she's got a job to do and she'd better do it soon. :-)

Pam said...

That was cute! I wish Spring would hurry up and get here too!

Musical Midnight said...

Spring must keep migrating to Louisiana... at least for a couple of days until it gets cold again. Monday we had lovely temps, in the 60's I recall. Yesterday was dark and stormy, this morning I woke up and it was 37 out.. going to be cold again tonight.

I would love for Spring to stick around, then I can put all our wintry stuff away (even though we didn't use it much this season.)

Jen said...

Jonny's mommy! Finally you left a comment! I have been trying to leave you a comment on your blog and something totally weird is going on. Everytime I click on the comment area, I go to another site, crazy hip blog mammas or something. It is making me crazy! I wanted to tell you I love the pictures in the post "the child feels better" of him dusting in just a diaper! So darn cute, I just want to blow raspberries on that belly!

Elsie Button said...

I don't mean to rub it it but spring has landed in the UK! (for this week anyway - prob back to winter tomorrow).

Lovely refreshing post. brilliant!

Elsie Button said...

by the way, Jonnys mummy - i have also been trying to leave comments and having the same problem...

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

C'mon, it's beautiful outside! With the purdy white snow and sparkly icesicles everywhere, it's absolutely perfect out. Once March 1st rolls around, then I start calling Mother Nature and throwing fits. But February? I like snow in February!

BTW, I can leave a comment for Jonny's Mommy. Are you making it over to her WordPress site?

Kellan said...

Happy Valentine's Day Jen - have a good one. Kellan

Joanna said...

Oh Jen that is funny!!
Anna k. my in-laws live in Beaver Falls, PA too and I guess it's pretty bad.

You just know Spring won't be on time. Dagnabbit.

Shellie said...

So fun! I love that Spring too! I'm so so missing it!

Janet said...

So THAT's why she hung up on me. She'd already talked to you! I hate Winter.

The Girls' Mommy said...

I was JUST thinking of this letter today! I was thinking you should post it again. Too funny.