52/52 – White Out
Despite the flumageddon that’s hit our house (for the second time in the less than three weeks), the toddler is blissfully unaware. Who cares if you have a fever? There’s snow! Who cares if you can’t get off of the couch? There’s snow! Who cares if you think you’re about to die? There’s snow!
She makes her wishes pretty well known as she pulls on her boots, dons her hat, and puts on her jacket. It takes her about 10 minutes to complete these three tasks. The boots are kind of hilarious as she often puts them on the wrong foot first, walks around for a bit, and then takes them off to correct her mistake.
She loves her chapeau. It’s the first bilingual concept she mastered. Hat/chapeau. She can easily put her hat on and take it off.
Even the jacket is a little bit comedic. She doesn’t get it right on the first go, but she’ll keep on trying in various arrangements, until the zipper lines up in the front. While she can zip zippers up and down now, she’s still working on the skill of getting it started. She knows what she’s supposed to do, but she doesn’t quite have the fine motor skills to put the two pieces together. Finally she’ll ask for help.
After taking about 20 minutes to get ready, we’re finally on our way outside. To spend a few moments in the glorious Canadian winter. Because within a minute we’ve pulled our mitts off, and in another minute our hands get cold because we hate to wear our mitts.