This all reminded me of something Spencer said when he was a little bitty boy. All the various older kids in the family had been discussing the fact that Spring Break was coming up and what we would do for Spring Break and then mourning the fact that Spring Break was over. Then one day out in the yard he pointed out the tulips that were poking up through the dirt.
I said, "Oh! That's because it's Spring."
Spencer said, "No it's not--because Spring broke!"