As a Chicagoan transplanted to dry Eastern Washington, this is the time of year where I get to laugh while people stress out about an inch or two of snow. It's happening today!!
The kids are thrilled to see snowflakes and play in the light dusting we received this morning. They insisted I find their snow pants, boots, mittens and hats before they went outside. I tried to convince them they could go out without the snow pants (am I a great mom or what?), but they kept at me.
At least I got to check one more item off of my long, not-terribly-important-to-do list. Organize walk-in hall closet. Check!
Thankfully, last year's snow boots (purchased after what even I would consider a "real" snow, and 2 sizes too big because they were expensive!) still fit! Big Girl, who is wearing a 6/6X now, crammed herself into the 3T snowpants we crammed her into last year even though we have a pair of 5T snowpants that fit her perfectly. For Little Man, I found a great outfit -- red coat and snowpants that look sort of like mechanics clothes or what a NASCAR driver would wear. And it fits!
Outside they went!!
Isn't it funny the way kids play? Little Man immediately went out and started "working" the way he always does. He gave himself a job. Big Girl chose slightly bossy storytelling play. She is so nice, she worked Little Man's chosen "job" into her story so they could play together!
The kids are outside playing and Little Man needs help with the buttons on his jacket. So I pull him close to button him up. See that little yellow patch on his front pocket? It says "Cutie Girls". Yes, I dressed him in what is apparently a girls snow outfit. Luckily he can't read yet. Maybe the patch is advertising that he is a 3T sized ladies man looking for love?
Full disclosure: there were actually a few snowflakes 2 days ago that probably count as the "first snow" of the year. But it was the "comes down as snow but becomes water immediately" kind and didn't last long. That didn't stop the 9 year old across the street from donning his snow gear and attempting to sled down his driveway, however!