I know, every blogger is always going on about how much they love Autumn. Fall is the best. Winter, especially winter after Christmas has passed, is the worst! Here are my least favourite things about winter:
01 // EVERYTHING IS STATIC!
I have fairly long hair. Long, thin hair. So anything that has static reacts to my hair. I get it caught in zippers, I get it caught in car doors. It’s really annoying. I’m shocking people left, right & centre. My clothes are filled with static electricity. EVERYTHING is. AH. It’s so annoying
02 // All the LAYERS
In order to go anywhere, you need a coat, you need mittens, you need a hat, you need a scarf. Your children need all these things. Once you get places, you have to figure out where to put all these things so you can be comfortable inside. It’s exhausting to think about. Plus, it’s all filled with static.
03 // How long it takes to go anywhere
Since we need soo many layers, it takes a billion years to get a baby and a toddler ready to go anywhere. One Billion Years. And, if I’m by myself, it takes TWICE that! Plus, getting the car seats safely ready to go. It’s a lot. And all of it.. staticky.
04 // Ice Ice Baby
The world is ice outside. If we had a smaller vehicle I would DEFINITELY want studded tires for it. It’s so scary when you can’t stop your car!
05 // Everyone is grumpy
Everyone is grumpy because they take a billion years to get ready to go anywhere, and there’s static, and ice and cold. 😉
06 // It’s dark ALL THE TIME
I know it’s technically starting to get dark later now, but it still feels like it’s dark SO early! There’s a comic where a mom is asking if it’s midnight because it feels like midnight, and it’s only 5:00. I know that feel.
07 // Snow
My daughter hates the snow, so it makes it less enjoyable for me, too. Plus, there’s just so much of it this year. Do we really NEED more? (no)
08 // Fruit is more expensive
We have to buy foreign fruits so it’s more expensive to buy at the grocery store! The worst.
09 // All the effort
If the path hasn’t been shovelled, which..let’s be real.. it hasn’t, that means that it takes so much extra effort to walk across a short distance. When I was actively using My Fitness Pal to track my exercise and calories, I always felt a little ripped off by it in the winter because my simple ~10 minute walk~ of a few blocks actually burned up WAYY more calories than normal. I felt like it didn’t take off enough. I don’t track it anymore, but I still feel like I’ve put forth a lot more effort when I have to walk through almost knee high snow.
10 // The COLD
I don’t know if you knew this… but I live in Winnipeg, which often gets referred to as WINTERpeg. It gets pretty darn cold here. It is often colder here than it is on Mars. And that is a fact. It’s too cold to do anything. LUCKILY, my favourite winter activity is staying in and cozying up with a hot beverage. 😉 I mean.. this week isn’t soo bad, but last week. yikes!
So, there you go. A very annoyed persons list of horrible things in winter. If you want a more optimistic post, check out my post from last year: 5 Things to do to Beat the January Blues