Shortly after Tom was born, it snowed.
It was really pretty and I especially loved it this particular time for two reasons:
1. I didn’t have to go into work and approve 153,678 photos of people with a ruler in the snow on their deck to go on the TV website.
2. I didn’t have to go outside at all.
And it was awesome.
Fast forward to now. I have a 10-month-old who loves going outside and we have quite a few errands to run on a daily basis. And if we don’t have an errand, I invent one.
So…we must go outside.
And seriously, my already-slow-time of making it out the door has been REALLY slowed because it is winter.
And because Tom hates jackets. And he really hates coats. And he thinks hats are the devil.
But even though he hates those things, I sometimes dress him like Randy from A Christmas Story.
But most of the time, I don’t know how to dress him for winter at all.
Because every time I get him out of the car seat, he’s a toasty, sweaty child.
Should I just put him in his car seat with a blanket over him?
Should I put him in his car seat with his hooded jacket and a blanket?
Should I put him in the car seat with a blanket, put a jacket on while we go into the store, take the jacket off inside the store, put it back on to do to the car?
Because OhMyGod I will die if you say yes to that one.
So anyway — I don’t know what I’m doing.
(I think that’s the theme of my blog, actually.)
But I do know that my child is definitely really, really warm.
And he’s ready for spring.