Today was the first day my children went to school in 2013. It was miserably cold out (11 degrees) this morning with about 10-12 inches of snow on the ground. We like to have them walk to and from school. My 9 year-old lost his knit cap so he got to put a shirt around his head. This was my first clue that I would have to go and get more winter clothing. I started to think that I should buy each child about 4 pairs of gloves and 4 knit caps. I think that is how many they go through in any given winter.
After I picked my 4 year-old up from school, we went to the Dollar Tree store. I love that store. It is especially nice when they actually have what I want. I think they are just about out of the winter clothing, because I had to dig through a cart and a couple baskets in an aisle to find the sizes that I needed. I bought both of my sons another knit cap and mittens. I got myself and my sister a cap and mittens also. Who wants to be cold? I bought them for my daughter on Saturday, so she didn't need winter necessities.
I bundled up my 4 year-old and my 1 year-old at the appropriate time, and we headed out to get my older children from school. I brought the knit cap and mittens for my son. They were a bit dismayed that we were walking. They wanted a ride. My son was pleased that he had a cap and mittens though.
I might need to drive more frequently in the winter, until the weather gets better. Although my baby was in a hoodie, a zip-up thing that you put on them for their carseat to keep them warm, and a coat, I still think she was colder than anyone would like to be. I put her in the carrier and away we went.
I am not a cold weather person. I would prefer living in Hawaii so the temperature would remain stable all year. These mornings, and days, when it is so cold, I don't even want to get dressed, let alone go outside. I do what I have to though...
I am hoping, perhaps beyond hope, that it will warm up and stay warm for the rest of the season. It doesn't look like that will happen anytime soon.