We’re snowed in today. Like, 20 inches of snow. It’s lovely being forced inside with your family and not having the option to leave the house for anything. I’m not being sarcastic. I really think it’s been fantastic. The snow is beautiful and as long as I don’t have to touch it, I love it. Which brings me to the point of this post. I’m usually not forced to pull out my coat until January.
I have a personal anti-coat policy. I dislike them. This is what I feel like in a coat:
When you have an itch, say, on your shoulder blade and you’re wearing a coat, you can’t reach it. If you walk into a store with that ridiculous contraption, you then become all hot and balmy and need to take it off and carry it around until you leave. When you leave the store, you have to put it on until you get to your car. Then, you get in your car with your coat on (cause you don’t want to take it off just for the few minutes it takes to get to the next place) and you have to manuever your seatbelt around it (don’t even get me started on buckling your toddler into a carseat with a coat on). Then you get hot, but you’re driving and have your seatbelt on so you just have to suck it up til you get where you’re going. Not to mention that you can hardly move your arms around.
Then you get an itch on your shoulder blade.
These are seriously only a few of the reasons I dislike coats. I know some of you think that it’s a plus that coats can be stylish and cute, but 1. so is my outfit that it is completely hiding and 2. not the ones that actually keep you warm. For it to really keep you warm, you just end up looking like the kid above.
All this to say, I can manage to only pull out my coat about 10 times in a winter at most (and yet I’ve already worn it 3 this year!). I simply run real fast from car to place to place. I also refuse to be outside for any reason for more than 3 minutes. I’m not necessarily endorsing this behavior, it’s ridiculous. And I’m clumsy, so being in a hurry all the time in combination with snow and ice is a wee bit dangerous. This incessant cold, though, so early in winter, has me concerned. I gave in Friday and wore my coat and BOY did it make me grumpy. Everything seemed so much more complicated. So I decided that my anti-coat stance was right on. And then we get this blizzard. Ugh.
I’m ok with staying inside ’til April. I really just think it’s best.