Monday, February 8, 2010

To be a kid again

We had a lazy weekend at home, filled with lots of snow and hot chocolate. When you're a goofy kid, life doesn't get much better than this...




When I was a kid, I never owned a snowsuit. Before heading out into the snow, my mother would simply dress me in multiple layers of clothing. I always stayed warm and toasty. And now that I am an adult with my own kids, I never want to waste money on snow gear. Some years we get a ton of snow (like this year), and it would be totally worth it. But other years we barely get any snow, and then it seems like a waste. But how are you supposed to know which type of winter you are going to have, until you are already in the thick of it?

I didn't buy snowsuits this year (although I realize now that I probably should have). So, we have been kicking it old school. This weekend my kids were dressed in footed pajamas, topped with pants, shirts, rain boots, winter coats, scarves, mittens, and hats. Fortunately, they don't seem to mind.

10 comments:

Jenny said...

Gotta love old school! That's how I was dressed as a kid. We didn't buy a snowsuit either but this 2nd big snow Will couldn't really go out in it b/c of his foot.
Go figure my sister in law is sending a box this week with a snowsuit!

Midwest Mommy said...

It works! I bought a pair last year and she used them once. Luckily they were a size too big so they worked again this year.

Mama Kalila said...

Cute! I would be so miserable though lol

Lainey-Paney said...

We always kicked it old school, b/c we lived in Texas. None of us got annual snow suits.

Just look at how much fun they're having!

Catizhere said...

At least your kids will GO OUTSIDE!!IN! THE! SNOW!!!!
Mine are definately beach babies.
Maggie & Will stayed inside all weekend. I went out for about an hour yesterday to dig the car out.

Clare said...

bradley has all of the snow gear, but he still doesn't love to go out in the snow!! i guess i am not much help, because i have hardly wanted to go out in it either!

msprimadonna67 said...

Love the snow pics! We don't get snow where I live, so we just enjoy it vicariously through other people's pictures. Probably a good thing, though, since I'm such a wimp about cold. Pictures are beautiful, and they don't make me shiver or make my teeth chatter. Win-win.

Rachel said...

Looks like you guys had an amazing day! We did too!!

amanda said...

i got lucky - i bought beans a snowsuit last year 12 months - my friends laughed - you'll never use it. and they are right. kinda. we used it twice. once in the snow. and once in the kitchen.

but this year? magically it still fits and we have used it a TON!

but you are right - you never know!

Mary said...

Great pictures! The kids look like they're having a blast.