Sun 23 Oct 2005
I need to mention that since three days ago, our summer/fall is officially over, now we have WINTER termperatures. Now it’s about 5 degrees Celsius, and the wind is blowing very nicely (it feels like needles all over your body). I wasn’t sure of how to dress Daniel, this is always a little bit of a hassle. How much is enough and how much is too much!. Here in Sweden they have this outfits that go on top of your outfit (just like a snow outfit). And they have great performance,which means that they are flexible, not too bulky, water/snow repellant, and they keep the body heat at the same time as being breathdable, so that they won’t come out of it soaked. In Sweden they are always engaging in extensive research about baby/kids products. They actually take all the ones available in the market and test them against all possible scenarious and compare them against each other. This one we chose in particular is made by a Finish company called Reima, and it was the best in test, but also the most expensive. The cheapest of this brand is about 130 Us Dollars. And no!, there are no sales, maybe a 15 to 20% at the end of the season (if you are lucky). But when it comes to your little one, you just don’t take chances. Not with that, not with a good pair of boots and a good pair of gloves. So at the end of the day, you end up paying about 200+ dollars to dress your little one properly for the season.
And it was sad but true,three days ago when I dropped Daniel at Daycare, all the kids playing outside were wearing this kind of outfits. So yesterday was my day with Daniel, I took him to the Theater with Esther and Camila. But I really didn’t know how to dress him, he was going to be inside most of the time, but he also likes to walk to and from the place……. Well, I think I ended up putting too little clothes in the bottom, but fine on top. He did do some running around with Camila, but once inside the theater I think he was fine.
I took him to the Theater regardless of what everyone said, that he was too small (it was supposed to be for kids from 2.5 years) etc…. But Daniel did just fine, he kept pointing at the scenario, it was really cute and funny. I think also that we were a bit lucky, but it went just fine!!