Let me preface this blog post with the following statement. This is meant to be a satire. Very few scientific or factual theories will be covered under this post. It is not meant to be an attack against any group or to be offensive, so for you eco-friendly, tree hugging, mother earth loving individuals…relax. Go chew on some wood bark but only from a tree that was not destroyed by capitalist pigs in their ongoing effort to stifle our environment.
Global warming. What is? Well, let me give you a basic definition. It is a gradual increase in temperature of the earth’s atmosphere attributed to the greenhouse effects caused by increased levels of pollutants in our air. A lot of scientific mumbo jumbo, with a lot of credible experiments to back it up. Me? Being the Christian I am, I think it’s all part of God’s plan, and this plan is causing serious problems for me, especially in the arena of being a stay at home mom to two boys, with an overly hot summer thereby limiting them to outside usage and increasing my downward spiral into a state of insanity.
This summer has by far been the worst. A few summers ago we dealt with so much rain that we had our own personal riverview in our back yard, an anomaly for someone with no rivers within a five mile radius. Last summer I thought it was hot, but at least we had some rain from time to time to cool us off. This year, as many of you who live in the South are aware, we are desperately lagging in the rain gauge, couple that with days in the upper 90s, a heat index in the 100s, and this mama is about to go code red bonkers.
When I was growing up, my mom just kicked us outside. We played all day long, sometimes at our neighbors’ houses, but mostly in our own backyard. We drank from the spigot or the hose, ran around in our bare feet, and caught lightning bugs well past our bedtime. That was the summer of my youth, but the summer of my boys’ youth? We’re burning gas (damn us for contributing to the greenhouse effect) as we’re on the road to various museums, water parks, and pools. We’re inside because by 9 am it’s already so hot and humid that my children are crying about the heat. Heck, I’m crying about it too. It’s keeping me from having an enjoyable summer.
I can’t just kick my kids outside, thank you very much, global warming, because you have made it nearly impossible for my children to be the same outside kids I was. Some days I feel like we’re living on Mercury, unable to walk outside otherwise we literally melt from the suns radioactive heat. Global warming is literally ruining my children’s summer and my romantic version of being a stay at home mom. I loathe it almost as much as I loathe Hillary Clinton, sometimes I see it as just as dangerous to my livelihood as Hillary. Global warming is forcing my children to be pasty white, much unlike me at their age…golden tanned. Global warming is also turning my boys into pansies. They whine at the least little amount of heat.
I do; however, feel genuinely bad for my boys, or maybe it’s just my mom guilt disguised as empathy. I don’t want to be outside during the day. I get up at 5:30 to run just so I can beat the heat. The pool water isn’t refreshing. We feel like we’re in an oversized communal bath tub, and there’s zero shade. There’s nothing refreshing. I feel bad leaving them in front of a television or with an iPad, but hey, there’s only so much entertainment a mom with a business degree and no original desire to have kids, can offer.
Another threat with global warming…we’re all gaining weight. Why is that? Because once again it’s just too damned hot to be outside. We instead veg out inside watching movies and of course eating snacks. Personally, I don’t need the weight gain.
Global warming is an epidemic of huge proportion. It must be stopped, it must be reversed. Me? I’m too lazy, and it’s much too hot ouside, to really do anything about it other than write this blog post to complain about how much it’s ruining my summer. Global warming has quickly moved up on my list of enemies, Hillary Clinton still being number one.
Oh, global warming, how I would love to slay thee.