It’s supposed to get down to -16 tonight. In case you are wondering what running looks like after running in below zero temps…it looks like this…
Also, I borrowed my daughter’s face mask as mine was still frozen from yesterday.
And I dare say that I don’t look as adorable as this sweet ‘snowman building’ cutie. Maybe I need an owl hat.
Because here’s the thing. As much as we’d love to just hibernate inside during the cold winter months..um, the cold winter months go on for about five months in Minnesota. So we just dress warmly and throw the kids outside to play. Sometimes I join them and sometimes I admit to sipping my hot tea and waving to them from the kitchen window as they play outside and become partially frozen in the snow.
Oh that is so not true and I admit I LOVE winter. I love skating and skiing and sledding and building snowmen. Also I do like hot tea.
We even spent the day on Christmas tubing with the kids. I want our kids to enjoy the cold and snow just as much as they love running around in the grass barefoot in the summer. Snow and cold is our reality here in Minnesota – so dang if we won’t get out there and enjoy it.
Now our living room and entry way looks like an outdoor store blew-up because of the mountains of gear – but it’s totally worth the fuss to help us enjoy the cold.
But probably nobody is enjoying -16. Except crazy runners like myself.
The one thing we can all agree on during the cold winter months though is having something hot and filling to eat once we come inside!
What’s your favorite meal to curl up with on a cold, snowy day? The Wisest Kid knows that kids across the country appreciate a steaming bowl of Campbell’s Condensed Tomato Soup and love dipping their favorite dunkables. What snack do your kids like to pair with their soup? Crackers? Pretzels? Or the classic grilled cheese?
We LOVE Campbell’s Tomato Soup and fix it at least once a week during this time of year. My kids love dipping sandwiches and popcorn in their soup! I love what The Wisest Kid does with his soup bowls…
We also love to serve hot meals that not only warm our bodies, but fill us up with healthy veggies and nutritional ingredients. Check-out Campbell’s Kitchen for some amazing winter meal ideas for your family.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Campbell Soup Company and I was compensated as an Ambassador, but all opinions are my own.