Midwesterners live that line. In fact, the joke is that there are two seasons in the Midwest: winter and construction. We get cabin fever after being stuck indoors for so long. The snow piles up to the window ledges and the temperatures plummet to points so low that it is just not safe for young children to play outside. There are only so many board games and books that a parent can put up with before they just need to get away from their kids.