Apparently I truely do belong in the inland northwest.
Today. I bundled up the kids so we could go to Tri-State. Got myself these for a whopping $2.98. Yes, less thand three dollars. Yes, I did have a gift card from dh’s company party a month ago, and yes, the boots were on sale. I’m good like that.
We get home, and I’d promised the older one that we’d go for a walk. Then everybody gets new diapers, nursed, sippies, etc. Get the kids strapped in to the stroller, and off we go. What makes this a little more interesting is the weather.
So there I was, in my coat, new boots, complete with frou-frou hat and warm gloves.
The kids all bundled up and strapped in to the stroller with hats on and a warm blanket on top of their bodies.
With 5+ inches of snow on the ground and a windchill of about, oh, let’s say around 15 degrees.
I think it was 23 degrees out, but there was a nice “breeze” once we got out of our tree-lined street and on the main drag. My eyes started watering from the bright sunlight at times, and I swear my eyeballs froze just a little bit.
But really, if you’re looking for a true all-terrain stroller, the Cougar 2 kicks ass. It didn’t particularly like the 7-inch snow-drifts I went in to so cars wouldn’t veer away and slide off the road, but it handled surprisingly well (well, to me). Although I shouldn’t be that surprised because they do sell a cross-country-skiing conversion kit for the stroller/trailer
And now that both kiddos are down, I really should start dinner, even though dh is off in yet another state. Again. So he gets leftovers on Saturday.
ETA: I only burnt the pads of my index finger and thumb – I was trying to pluck the meat thermometer from the meatloaf. Then I realized it was hot and threw it on the floor. Yeah, I know, great reflexes with kids around. Luckily I think they were in the living room with at the time. So I have these diagonal peeling stripes on my fingers. Eh, at least if I get arrested the fingerprints will be a fun story to tell.