My Mama never taught me about "spring cleaning." She never pulled out bins of winter gloves and hats for my brother and I to go through and figure out what fit us after a long year in bins in the attic.
(We also lived in a mobile home so there wasn't an attic. I used that word for effect.)
We never tried on coats. Snow pants. Boots.
We didn't spend panicked days when the weather moved from Summer to Winter and skipped Fall trying to make sure we didn't freeze.
My Mama didn't teach me any of this. I had no idea that when I had children I would spend so much time trying to get my kids warm and not spend a fortune doing it.
My Mama didn't teach me because ...
I grew up in Fort Lauderdale.
While I love the seasons and seeing the weather change, having to have two wardrobes (for each person!) is simply crazy.
In Florida we simply pulled out our hoodies.
Ready for winter!
My only consolation?
This isn't Minnesota.