Last year I triumphantly put our snow pants in the basement, declaring winter to be finished.
My boys started noticing a pattern – every time the snowpants when into storage a blizzard was sure to follow. Apparently I suffer from irrational optimism, induced by any single warm day in March.
As a Canadian mom, it is so important to be prepared for changing weather. And as a mom of four boys I always look for clever ideas to help prepare for subzero weather.
So when I heard about a brilliant idea to buy several sets of identical gloves I knew I had to try it.
Read that line again and pause to inhale its brilliance.
You lost a glove? No problem! Here is the exact same glove, only the not lost version.
Admittedly, one of my boys is a loser of things. Often and predictably. So a pair of winter gloves will never last a season. If you have ever tried to purchase winter gloves in January, stores stock bathing suits and beach toys. And if you happen to ask an employee if they have any winter gloves in stock you may be met with attitude. And possibly an eye roll. As if you were not prepared for Winter when really you are simply a victim.
a forward thinking mama
As one who embraces the messiness of our imperfection I decided to work with my son. This year would be different. There was no way he was losing gloves this year.
I entered winter like a ninja. Except without the black tights or fancy moves.
I was prepared.
My loser of things received 3 identical pairs of gloves. Six beautiful black and blue waterproof gloves, carefully labelled. Together we could get through this season unscathed, keeping those little hands toasty once and for all.
Six weeks into the season we made a cruel discovery.
Almost like winter was mocking this Mom for once again trying to outsmart nature.
He lost all three right gloves.
Ninja Mom: 0
Have you done all the right things to be prepared but still had an epic fail? Do tell! Misery loves company…