Bring on Spring (and Hold the Allergies)

Courtney Rubin

This article, entitled I Will Take Spring, But You Can Keep The Allergies comes from Courtney Rubin at partner site Embracing the Insanity.

The weather is finally starting to warm up here in “sunny” Florida. Not quite our real Spring weather (which is the low 80s) but warm enough to where you don’t need a jacket in the afternoon. Along with this new weather has come a fresh new growth of flowers and trees and all things that spew pollen amongst us.

I have generally been immune to such issues, despite living in the pollen capitol of Florida (we have an overabundance of oak trees and magnolias and all kinds of beautiful nature-y things that are NOT palm trees). However, this year has proven that I am not completely impervious to these things.

After walking outside to take my kids to school early Friday morning, I found myself sneezing, popping the cough drops and using tissues galore. It’s awful.

I have seriously gone through about 3 boxes of tissues all by myself, and just yesterday I was forced to leave the ball park/playground before my little ones were done because I could feel myself slowly dying near the monkey bars.

As a stay-at-home mom, I don’t really have time for this nonsense, nor do I have time to recover from it since I always have at least one kid with me at all times and they have no concept of “mommy just needs you to play quietly so my head doesn’t explode” time.

I am trying to keep up with my writing on here, but if I seem to disappear for a bit, it’s probably because I am out shopping for more tissues or becoming a spokesperson for allergy medication.

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