Monday, March 4, 2013
I am not sure if it's the case where you live, but here in the Great White North it's still winter.
The weather is -9 C and that doesn't include the windchill and there are still great big piles of snow everywhere.
Despite that, there is not a mitten to be found. I have been to children's stores, clothing stores and even discount stores. The helpful person at Wal-Mart told me winter was over, which is why you can purchase bathing suits and sunscreen, but not mittens.
Winter is not over. If you want to be technical about it, the first day of spring is March 19, which still gives us three more weeks of mitten-wearing cold. But we also live in Canada and in Canada I wouldn't say we are are clear of winter until mid-April.
So while I also dream of bathing suits and going outside without three layers of clothing, plus jacket and snowpants, hats and mittens, we are not there yet. So give me some mittens.