My eldest is an intelligent, pretty and perceptive young lady.
This is the kid that I don't have to tell things twice to. My eldest daughter is bright, she always 'gets' it and she's usually made decisions that are smart beyond her years.
So why, when we live in Canada and the temperature tomorrow is predicted to be a HIGH of -17 will she insist on wearing a short skirt and knee socks to school?
Yes, she wears a uniform but she is allowed to wear pants – she just won't.
She dresses modestly so I'm not talking about inappropriate clothes; I'm just worried about basic warmth here.
Yes, the school uniform women's pants are incredibly ugly. I agree.
But uh, Hun? We're supposed to have a HIGH of -17 tomorrow and the low, with wind chill, is supposed to be about -40. There's MORE snow and freezing ice pellets in the forecast too. It's not going to be just cold tomorrow; it's going to be beyond cold. We have that flippin' deep freeze coldest of bone chilling cold weather heading our way.
My girl is fourteen. She's too old to be dressed by Mommy and threatened about what's appropriate to wear. Er, isn't she?
But I am trying. Nicely. In a cool Mom kinda way. I went out today and bought the ugly school pants in her size and I bought the tights too.
Betcha fifty bucks she'll refuse to wear them. But I will try to convince her.
I, on the other hand, will be the one out and about tomorrow in the rolly poly layers. You won't even be able to find me under all the down clothes I'm planning on wearing. I will look like the Michelin Man.
Will I look stupid as all heck? Yep. I just figure everyone around me will be too busy trying to keep warm to notice.
Stay warm everyone.