Monday, November 8, 2010
Hanging by a thread
Later this week, we're expecting our first snow, which is kind of weird, because November is the second snowiest month of the year here. And we haven't had a single snowflake yet this season.
Pretty soon it will be time to take out the wool socks and long underwear. Does anyone even wear long underwear anymore? I don't think my kids have ever been outside long enough to get that cold. Icy cold to the point that snow clings in little ice balls to the ends of your mittens, and your wool hat is wet from pulling it over your face to breath warm air into it and thaw your nose. I guess they've never worn real wool either, but instead have grown up cloaked in acrylic and "fleece." Not the real fleece, but the fake stuff.
Now, I'm depressed. I've deprived them of so many things. Itchy sweaters and frozen fingers. Will they ever forgive me?