It is January, after all, so chilly temperatures, while not welcome, are certainly not surprising!
As a Mom, I worry, worry, worry that my girls are not bundling up enough before leaving for school in the morning.
When they were little it was so easy. I was in charge of how many layers I could wrap around their little bodies, and let me tell you over time I got really good at layering on those layers.
Sometimes they were so bundled up they could hardly move! Often, when I thought I had done an excellent job of bundling my precious bundles of joy, somehow my mother-in-law thought they were not bundled enough.
Now I have a whole other problem: My girls are old enough to fight back against bundling up! This morning, temperatures were below 20 degrees so I dragged myself out of bed at the crack of dawn to tell my 16-year-old to make sure to dress properly before going out to school.
She was wearing a sweatshirt and a scarf and she told me she was wearing enough! I, of course, freaked out, telling her she needed to wear a jacket. How about a hat? Maybe even gloves?? I love gloves!!
She compromised and wore a vest over her sweatshirt. As for my younger daughter, she was a little more eager to please and wore a winter jacket. I really hope this winter isn't too cold. I will be exhausted from begging my girls to bundle up!
Funny, as I write this, I have a distant memory of my Dad begging me to dress more appropriately in the cold weather! Ah yes, Dad, it has taken years, but now I finally understand! Love you, Dad!
Jackie is the mom of a tween and a teen. She is an anchor for WRAL-TV. Find her here on Go Ask Mom monthly and follow her on Facebook.