Back in the fall I thought I was smart. I thought I planned ahead. But of course, I was wrong.
I purchased Sawyer four pairs of mitts. Two knitted for fall and two waterproof for winter. Well, he lost his last pair in Montreal this past weekend and despite the plethora of mittens the rest of us own none are waterproof.
So I went on the hunt. I spend three hours scouring over 10 stores looking for mittens. I drove from place to place with no success. Sure it’s February, and yes, I accept some of the blame but I have to say it is just ridiculous. All I could find everywhere was bathing suits and flip flops meanwhile it’s -35 degrees outside and everything is covered in snow.
My son is four and has to play outside every day and he needs mittens asap. I looked online at places like Amazon with fast shipping but I really don’t want to pay $30 for a pair of mittens (which he will inevitably lose anyways).
Honestly, I cannot be the only mother who has been in this situation. Kids lose things, stuff gets broken. What is a mom like me to do when faced with this situation? One thing is for sure, next year I am buying 10 pairs of mittens! And yes, we do have those mitten clips which do work great, except they were on his other coat (I should mention we are already on winter coat number two because the first one had a defective zipper which broke about a month in).
Maybe I need to think big picture here. We should just move somewhere that you don’t need mittens! LOL I am so sick of the dark, snow, and cold weather alerts. When I go outside bundled to the nines a voice goes theiughy head asking “why do you live somewhere where the air hurts your face?”
So that’s my rant for today and now back to glove hunting. If you have any suggestions or stories of your own to share please do in the comments section.
Stay warm…and eat lots of pie.