1) When is the first official day of Spring in New England?
A) March 20th.
B) Opening day at Fenway.
C) Chickadee’s birthday.
D) Wait, they have Spring in New England?
2) What clues could you look for that indicate Spring has arrived?
A) The snow bank in the yard has finally melted, revealing all the pine needles that didn’t get raked up in the Fall.
B) School puts up a big sign saying “PLEASE TAKE ALL BOOTS HOME.”
C) People you haven’t seen since September come outside.
D) All of the ice cream stands reopen.
3) Entomologically speaking, Spring is known as the season of…
B) Yellow jackets.
D) Shut. UP.
4) Which activities indicate that Spring is here to stay?
A) Washing the parkas, snowbibs, hats, and gloves and putting everything away.
B) Running the rest of the gas out of the snowblower, and gassing up the lawnmower.
C) Cleaning the car–top to bottom, inside and out–in shorts. In the driveway. Where people can see.
D) Wearing white shoes to church.
E) Wearing white open-toed shoes to church.
F) Leaving the window cracked at night (even though it’s getting cold) to listen to the frogs and crickets.
Ummmmm… I’m grading this one on a curve, so it really doesn’t matter. You all fail unless you bring me ice cream and tell me I’m pretty.