Those who have known me a long time know every Spring I shave my beard off. It serves it's purpose during the dreary cold Winter months. But once the weather gets warmer it just starts to feel a bit uncomfortable.
Normally, I try and do it during the week break between Winter and Spring Classes at the Art Museum. With the younger kids, the drastic change is a bit too much. So the week break is the perfect time to make the transition.
I've been on the record as someone who likes beards. But having had a beard since late September, by the time Spring rolls around, it's nice to finally be able to shave it off till next Fall.