Today we woke up to something really amazing. Over TEN inches of SNOW! That almost never happens in our town.
When it snows here we only get a couple of inches at a time and it usually melts after one day. Needless to say we don’t buy big snowsuits for the kids.
This morning as we woke up, I started making mental plans of us playing in tons of snow, sledding and building snowmen. This is SO much fun with a 3-year-old!
Then I realized we didn’t have any snow clothing for the kids.
How do I make sure my kids stay warm and dry without a snowsuit?
While brainstorming for an idea, I had a flashback to when I was a child. I remember seeing my Dad get ready for work during the winter. He used to cover part of his feet in sandwich baggies before putting his boots on to keep his feet dry from the snow. My father had tons of great ideas.
Then the thought hit me–why not wrap my daughter’s feet and legs in plastic wrap to help keep her clothes and skin warm and dry? The hubby thought it was a good idea so we tried it out.
First we dressed my daughter in some leggings and socks and then covered her lower legs and feet in one layer of Glad Press ‘n Seal. Regular Saran wrap would work, but the Press ‘n Seal has a sticky coating so I thought it would be more likely to stay in place.
The hubby and I thought the idea was good so we did the same thing on our legs and feet.
It worked!!! We played out on 10 inches of glorious snow for over an hour and all of our feet were totally dry!
Who knew a little kitchen item could do that? Thanks, Dad!
This post linked to Whatever Goes Wednesday.