April 27 is a funny kind of day. Last year, it was one of the hottest days of the year. We didn’t realize it at the time, but it was to be the only hot, sunny, summery day for months, as May, June, and July were unseasonably cold and rainy.
Here’s what we did on April 27 last year:
April 27 is Princess Charming’s birthday (she’s our next-door-neighbour), and she’d gotten this water slide as a birthday present. The kids spent the whole day on it.
This year, this is what we woke up to:
Fourteen years ago today, Sir Monkeypants and I got married. I woke up in a hotel room with my mom. We looked outside and were amazed to see snow on the ground, soft flakes falling from the sky. “April,” my mom said. “You just never know.”
Some brides might have been upset, but I thought it was kind of magical. Wonderful, unusual weather for a wonderful, unusual day. Besides, my mother had made me a gorgeous floor-length purple woolen cape to wear over my wedding dress, and now I’d get to use it. Be prepared, as they say.
Over the years, April 27 has always been surprising. Some years, sun and sandals. Other years, rain and chills. This year, like that first year, snow.
Anything can happen. There’s good days and bad. Happy times and sad.
It’s never quite what you expect. But we’re riding the waves together.
Sometimes it’s a hot summer day. Sometimes it snows.
Either way, I wouldn’t miss it for the world.