We've officially hit a cold snap here. This morning it supposedly felt like -2, although I did not have drop-off duty for school, so I really wouldn't know for sure. I just wrapped the kids up, opened the door a crack, and pushed them in the direction of their father's car.
Then I came back inside and turned up the heat.
I know all of you living in New England or Canada or other equally frigid places are probably wishing for -2. I heard on the news that International Falls, MN is at -35, but it really feels like -52.
When it's that cold, how the heck can you tell that it feels like -52? Isn't that like two degrees away from Absolute Zero?
All I know is that -52 is where I would call it quits and become a hermit. I don't think there is anything that would be able to draw me from my house. Not even lack of coffee.
My point is that baby, it's cold outside. Jack Frost is nipping at your nose and anything else you were foolish enough to leave exposed.
When the temps plummet like this, I always think fondly back to our Navy days and our duty stations in the South. We might throw on a light fleece in February and call it good. Those were good times.
Francie and Fiver, both born in the South in the dead heat of summer, were especially confused by the voluminous outerwear required for winter visits with their grandparents in the Great White North. Let's just say they didn't like being so bound up.
Date: January 2003
Francie, 3 1/2
Fiver, 5 months
While Fiver looks downright unhappy about his hat, Francie's expression cracks me up. It looks like there should be a bubble above her head saying, Are you kidding me with this hat, scarf, coat combo, Mom? Seriously.
They have mostly gotten over their aversion to outerwear, although Fiver still is not a big fan of mittens or gloves. The little ones, both born up North, seem to accept that winter brings layering as a fact of life.
But I still miss those southern winters when I am strapping Michelin Man babies into the car.
Join in the flashback fun with Cheryl over at Twinfatuation.