You can hate winter while also loving winter

You can hate winter while also loving winter

In general, we as Midwesterners love to grumble about the weather. I suppose it’s really easy to complain when you live in a part of the country where you can have 70 degrees and sun one day, followed by snow the next and tornadoes the next. And there’s the whole saying, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.”

I have lived all my life in the Midwest and I do not remember ever loving winter. Of course, I spent countless hours on the neighborhood toboggan run. I skied – both downhill and cross country. I built forts, had snowball fights and rolled snowballs together that turned into giant snowmen. These are all good childhood memories.

You can hate winter while also loving winter

But winter also meant frozen toes, a constantly running nose, and I remember my socks were always wet after changing boots and stepping into some sort of schooling before I could get my shoes on.

Winter can be beautiful, but it also comes with a blast of cold air, slippery roads, and let’s not forget that it feels like it gets dark right after lunch time every day. Of course it’s beautiful, but for me there’s nothing beautiful about snow coming in late January and beyond.

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