The Gallery: Cold

I don’t like the cold. I don’t like the wet. Let’s be honest, I don’t like winter full stop. Because it’s cold and wet.

I’m not fussy. I like warm and bright sunshine, warm and hazy sunshine, warm and windy and warm and cloudy.

There’s only two types of cold I like – cold and frosty (but only with bright sunshine) and snowy – preferably a lovely, thick blanket of untouched stuff, that I can be the first to tread on. Yes, when it comes to snow, I revert to 8 years old. It’s always me dragging the kids out sledging, rather than the other way round.

So there’s no prizes for guessing what sort of weather we haven’t had this year. They’ve had it in Scotland and the North, of course they have. But they’ve had it down South too. We’ve been on weather warnings and the local paper has got us ally hyped up for it, but we haven’t had any snow!

OK, I tell a lie. We had this fine dusting one Wednesday morning. It was enough for my son to make one snowball and it was all gone by 10.30am. So, as far as I’m concerned, we haven’t had snow.

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But just because we haven’t had the fun side of the cold, it doesn’t mean we haven’t been cold. Because we have. And, needless to say, the coldest place of all is the rugby ground. My eldest had a cup game and he was sub. Sadly, this always happens in cup games, despite the fact that he won the trophy for most improved player last season. He was wearing two rugby shirts, a fleece jumper and SHORTS. He was so cold, his legs were blue. I was cold and I was wearing two Tshirts, a jumper, a hoodie, a coat, thermal leggings, jogging bottoms, two pairs of socks, a hat and gloves. But I did what any mum would, I gave him my hat and gloves.

I suffer from terrible eczema on my hands in the winter – when the weather is cold they are bleeding, cracked and cold. I wear gloves religiously from October until March. This was the coldest I’d been all winter. It was so cold it hurt. But I gave up my gloves and my hat for my son. Then I thought, just to prove how cold it was, I’d take a #sidelineparentselfie.

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I wrote this post on Monday. On Tuesday, we woke up to another dusting of snow. This one was gone by 12pm, and still definitely no chance of sledging or snowmen!

This is my entry for The Gallery at Sticky Fingers. Pop over to see how others have interpreted the theme ‘cold’.

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Oh my goodness Sarah, you really do suffer. I love the winter. But only when it’s crisp and fresh and sunny. Cold and grey and windy can do one 😉

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    • Thanks! My poor hands don’t cope well with the winter! Roll on spring…

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  2. From a fellow eczema on hands sufferer – I feel your pain. I also donated my gloves to one of my children this morning so she didn’t freeze at the station. The things we do for our kids!! x

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    • Good to know someone else understands the pain of eczema on hands in the winter. My hands are so bad right now I’m struggling to type! Yet we still put our kids first and give them our precious gloves. x

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  3. The cold does me in as well , and I too am a sideline parent.

    I enjoy getting out but I also enjoy being inside with a hot cup of tea

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    • Thanks very much. Even though it gets to me, it’s still important to me to get outside! I can’t bear to be stuck inside!

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  4. You look so cold in that photo! Here’s hoping it warms up soon and you won’t have to stand on the sidelines and freeze. I’m not a fan of the cold here either and I also gave up my gloves for my daughter last week as she’d forgotten to bring any back from uni. The things we do for our kids!

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    • I really was very cold! The ‘great’ thing about our rugby ground is it’s always about 10 degrees colder than the rest of the world, so I will still be frozen in April! Why are we all so kind to our kids, eh?

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  5. Poor you, not only the weather is cold, but you suffer from eczema ;-( I love blue skies in winter, and if you saw the gorgeous winter days in the mountains in the CR, you would love the, but am like you do not like the grey/wet/cold.

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    • Gorgeous winter days in the mountains sound lovely! But we’ve had far too many of these grey and very windy days this winter.

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  6. Bring on the Summer! I love snow and how the pace of life slows down and everything seems quieter. It also strangely enough feels warmer when it is snowy than the wind chill we have now! x

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    • Yes! It’s definitely warmer when it’s still and snowy than these horrible winds. I’m definitely ready for spring and summer now! x

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  7. OK you look really cold in that pic!! I love the cold though. I hate winter, it means wearing skimpy clothes and being forced to go outside. Give me a cold day with jumpers and a sofa any day of the week!!

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    • Yes, I really was very cold! I love going outside, whatever the weather, but standing still in it isn’t much fun!

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    • Too right! Bring on the spring!

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    • I think it is! Most likely you will have at least two of them. There’s a lot that’s good about it, but being cold isn’t one of the good bits!

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  8. Sorry, we have been very greedy with our snow up North. I will happily send you some down if you like?

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    • Ooh, yes please! You’ve been very greedy – I’ve seen your beautiful photos!

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  9. How cruel, that you even had to go along to the match when your son wasn’t playing! Our football match was cancelled last weekend due to a frozen pitch. Nice 🙂 Disappointed boy though, who was playing captain that day. Shame about the snow, ours had all melted by lunchtime. Hopeless! x

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    • Poor boy! Hope he gets his chance to be captain again! I hate it when son has to be sub with no chance of getting on. Younger son was training there too that day, so didn’t mind being there quite as much! x

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  10. You do look so cold in that photo. I have been lucky as only one of the boys seem to have played football recently and so my husband had been doing the cold football mornings. I would have liked a bit more snow for the children as they have been moaning a lot. I am not keen on this cold weather though and can’t wait for the spring to arrive.

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    • I really was very cold! It’s nice to have the choice whether to watch the sport or not. I suppose technically I do sometimes have a choice – on the rare occasions the boys are in the same place, but it doesn’t happen often! Roll on spring!

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    • Thanks very much! x

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  11. I do love a good frost. Wow you do suffer. A friend at work experiences the same thing and I really feel for him. It looks oh so painful. Popping over from #TheGallery

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