Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Let it Snow

Real, Unadulterated Minnesota Winter is finally on it's way. Nothing too severe, really, but 10 inches of snow plus wind plus below zero temperatures are good enough for me. I'm actually looking forward to it. I'm hoping they declare a Snow Day for the girls tomorrow. You never know around here. I remember hopping on the school bus one winter in -50 degree windchills cursing the school administrators as the feeling left my fingers and toes.

Minneapolitans like their kids to be hearty. This is something I've worried about with my California Girls. The first time Cheyenne saw snow she cried. Bella looked at me like I'd betrayed her, bringing her from Pasadena to this frozen black and white land. I needn't have worried.

We decided to take advantage of the last reasonably decent weather day this week to walk in the woods. I spent an hour rounding up long underwear, mittens, hats and scarves and making sure everyone was properly dressed. Five minutes into the walk Bella was complaining about feeling hot. My native Los Angeleno babies have finally acclimated to their mother's home climate. Apparently three years of being stuck inside all winter long has convinced the girls that there are worse things than cold weather. I couldn't agree more.


  1. 10 inches? No problem. You and the girls can handle it.

  2. My friend in Virginia said that the local elementary school sends the kids out for recess unless it's under 32 degrees F. Here in MN? Outside unless it's under 0 degrees F! Even after 5 years here, I am still amazed to see people wearing shorts outside in subfreezing weather.

  3. Oooh, that first winter MUST have felt harsh for them. Hope you got your snow day--we did!

  4. How funny! I bundled the girls up to play in the snow earlier and when they came inside, Clara was sweating!!! I bet your girls are having lots of fun in the cold weather now. How exciting!