just cold

During the day, it’s pretty quiet around here.  The TV is turned off, because I’m not such a constant background noise type, and so it’s just me and the dog and my to do list. 

The kids clear out by 8:15, Sonja slightly earlier, as she has a 10 minute walk to school.  Chadd checked the weather before she left, and found out that it was -27C; to which she replied, “That’s OK as long as there’s no wind.” 

Well, it’s windy. And we Canadians do calculate the wind chill, so poor Sonja walked to school on a day that felt like -37C.  At that temperature, it’s really not best to be outside for more than 15 minutes, so I’m sure she was a tad chilly when she arrived.  (It wasn’t much colder than yesterday, though, and she mentioned that only her hands had gotten cold.) 

The funny part is, that sometimes I don’t even believe I’m genetically related to her.  You know how everyone says that kids don’t feel the cold?  She’s only programmed to feel the heat, I do believe.  I’ve had more trouble keeping her from getting heat stroke in summer than I ever had with keeping her warm in winter. 

The proof is in the pictures…tank top and shorts vs. long sleeve shirt and jeans! 


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3 Responses to just cold

  1. Monica says:

    oh my god. -27C????

    I don’t think I’ve ever EVER even experienced such low temperature. I moan when it’s 0C.

    I’m speechless. BRRRRRrrrrr

  2. Francesca says:

    My kids feel the cold! When we were in the US last December, we saw kids in shorts (just seeing them made me die of hypothermia), but my own kids had winter jackets on all the time, while I wore snow boots even if there was no snow because … I feel the cold even more than they do!
    Hope Sonja was ok!

    • Laura says:

      Sonja’s fine, and since the weather isn’t expected to “warm up” until Sunday, I went out on Tuesday and bought her another pair of gloves to wear under her mittens. Now she’s telling me that her hands are sweating!

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