Those Yankee kids go to school three-fourths of the year in freezing cold weather, and we need to know their parents’ secrets to keeping their kids warm in this crazy cold weather!
With bus stop temperatures expected to be in the teens and twenties this whole week, I’m worried about my kids freezing while waiting on a ride, being cold in their trailers (essentially an icebox) and not getting any outdoor playtime to run-off their energy.
I’ve doubled up their shirts and pants, mittened their little hands, shoved them into the warmest jackets they have and resisted the temptation to smear A&D ointment all over their faces to prevent windburn.
And even with all that, I’m probably going to drive them to school for the next few days so they don’t get chilled before they even get there. (Rose broke out in hives from the cold twice in the last few weeks so I just want to be careful.)
Our favorite fill-in host Keith is excited this morning to see if the middle school boys in her neighborhood actually wear long pants to school this week. She said she has yet to see them in anything but basketball shorts this whole year.
This is a common complaint from adults – that their kids and teens don’t dress warmly enough in cold weather. Another dad was complaining on Facebook about a teen in Target dressed in shorts in 20-degree weather on Sunday.
One of our born-and-bred Georgia friends who has transplanted to New York City was learning from some other Yankee moms on Facebook about fleece-lined tights. I’ve never heard of such but maybe we need some down here.
I know there are other Yankee secrets to keeping your kids warm in the winter, and we want you to share.
Are you worried about your kids staying warm enough at the bus stop over the next few days? Are you worried about trailers or classrooms being warm enough?
Should the schools let them play outside even for a short time or is it just too cold? What about when they get home, will you let them play outside in the afternoon in 30 or 40 degree weather?
Give us your tips Yankee transplants. Tell us how to handle this cold weather!