You have to turn on your heat for the first time since last year and you get that "first heat of the year smell"
You get a call from the elementary school advising you of the severe temperatures and to dress your child warmly
Your son can't understand why he should wear pants if he's not going to church (and he doesn't)
Walmart and Target have completely sold out of coats in one week
You don't let your kids play outside because it's too cold, when usually it's because it's too hot
You have to wear socks
Your husband gets an email from human resources explaining that the building does not have heat and other arrangements should be made
Your daughter only has three long sleeved shirts and she's already worn them all to school this week
Your friends from Utah make fun of you for wearing flannel pants, a sweater and wrap yourself in a blanket when they opened the window at night because they were too hot
You can't find enough blankets
You don't want to take a shower because being wet sounds way too cold
Your child won't go in the garage because it's too cold
You are afraid your baby will freeze to death at night because she won't keep blankets on
You go to the doctor and he tells you this is the first time he realized the building didn't have heat
You get an email from the university advising you to be careful how you heat your rooms
You don't go to the store (or anywhere) because it's just too cold
You make hot chocolate and your kids can't figure out what you are drinking because they've never seen it before
You are surprised that you found 3 hot chocolate packets in the house
You make soup for dinner to warm you up
You want to sit on the couch all day wrapped in a blanket
You have to scrounge around for your 10 year old nylons to wear to church
You get yelled at by another parent for picking your kid up while wearing flip flops
You have to dig around the garage for the container that says "winter clothes"
You find your husband wearing a jacket in bed
IT'S FORTY FREAKIN' NINE DEGREES OUTSIDE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY!!!
If you haven't noticed, we 1) are having a 2 week cold front and 2) are big wimps! I really don't know how anyone in cold parts of the country does anything besides hibernate and I'm not sure if I'm ready to go and do it again any time soon. We are one of the lucky families that has heat. Some of our friends are living in coats, hats and shared body heat. It's even gotten down to the mid 30's at night! So until this frigid weather blows over, you will find me in the same made fun of wool sweater sitting on the couch un-showered drinking warm liquids wrapped in the warmest blanket I can find wearing socks and all. So how's your weather?