We're having our first snow day of the year, so the kids are all home from school.
It's funny for a girl who grew up in the snow belt region of the province to call this a snow day. I remember following my mom through blinding snow conditions so she could drop me off at school, and even then she only put up with it until I was in grade two and my new school was close enough for me to get there on my own. We were exhausted by the time we got there, and we were still sent out three times for recess.
My school-aged kids are bussed to school, and when transportation is cancelled (for good reason in today's conditions), we easily make the decision to stay home and drive each other crazy make our own fun.
It has been a very wintery-winter for our town, and although I appreciate the beautiful scenery, winter is a lot less fun than it was when I was sprightly enough to be barreling down snow mountains on my Magic Carpet. Between the shovelling and the schlepping and the never-ending carpooling, I've been doing a lot of shivering and a little bit of whining.
By the time I've made sure four kids are well-dressed and ready for the elements, a pair of snow pants is the last thing I want to think about putting on myself. I'm lucky if I can find a pair of matching gloves.
When my friend, Pat, mentioned her Butt Warmer while we sat shivering outside our daugthers' dance class, I was intrigued. She pulled up a photo on her phone, and I knew I had to have one. Not only are they made from recycled sweaters, they are adorable and solve the problem of leggings (which are the only thing I want to wear in the winter) with shorter tops and jackets.
There's no reason my butt should be alone in its warmth.
Have you guys looked at the forecast?
I see a lot of minus signs in the next few weeks.
Karen has generously offered one of my lucky (Canadian) readers a 75% off voucher (excluding shipping) to be spent in her fabulous shop (there are arm warmers, scarves and slouchy toques, too).
Just let me know why you'd like to have one in the comments below.
Do you favour leggings, too?
Are you a hockey mom who spends a lot of time in the arena?
Are you a fun mom who likes to grab her Magic Carpet and go for a ride?
I'll randomly choose a winner on Feb 13th.