Helloooooo readers who clicked over here from Good Morning Washington! My name is Kristina, and if you look back at my previous appearances, you can play the “how many times does Kristina say “absolutely”” game. It’s a good time.
I made a really big effort not to do that this time.
Anyhow, we want to have fun in the snow with our kids. Right?
Wrong. We want to sit inside and drink Riesling and be left alone. #TheStruggle
But we’re good mommas, so we can do this!
Here’s a rundown of my tips and tricks from News Channel 8!
1. Dress for Success
1- Keep a basket of stuff for each child so that it’s already sorted.
2- POTTY BREAK FIRST! There is nothing worse than thinking you’re done and hearing “I have to go potty”
Layer- you definitely want a base layer, and if you have something
wicking like smart wool or under armor, that’s a great idea. Next go for
your insulating layers, like sweaters or wool, and finally your
outwear, which is ideal if it’s water resistant and…
your edges! Anything you can tuck in (snowpants to boots, mittens to
coat sleeves) is going to help prevent snow from getting into your
child’s fingers and toes, which are super vulnerable to cold.
children have a hard time knowing when they’re too cold, and big
children are stubborn as heck once they’re having a good time. Watch
for red cheecks that look like they’ve been smacked or chattering teeth-
they’re a good indicator that your child needs some cocoa. Also, if
you’re not using waterproof gloves, once they’re wet, they’re done. When
you get inside, don’t forget to hydrate- the cold can make people
forget they’re thirsty. Finally, know what the wind chill index is-20 to
0 degrees, not that I think most NOVA residents can handle it, is a
significant frostbite risk.