|Planting Atlantic White Cedars|
What I do know is that the Hankster is almost two and a half years old, and he is a
Since he's sort of old enough to understand our basic instructions like "don't lay in the ice water," we are still trying to get him outside. That doesn't mean that he is cooperative re: his own well-being. In the picture to the left, he joined me on a volunteer (that's right, VOLUNTEER) wetland planting last weekend. It was 41 degrees, and he waded into the wetland several times, and refused to wear a hat. At least he wore gloves. But given his lack of boots (oh, we'll get to that), after two hours, he was frozen like a popsicle. Happy and eating cookies (yay, volunteer events!), but still frozen. And yes, of course I had a change of socks and shoes for him, right in the truck.
In the picture below, I had him outside on a sunday morning in our yard. It was 34 degrees. That day, he was willing to wear the hat, but kept pulling his fingers out of the gloves for some reason. Also, I let him wear his rubber boots, but the problem with those is that he puts them on and takes them off repeatedly, and sometimes throws them as far as he can, which basically means his socks get muddy, wet, and cold. That outing lasted about 40 minutes.
So what am I supposed to do with this Toddler Disaster? Just keep patient and keep on plugging? Or is there some way to get Hank more interested in dressing appropriately (and keeping his clothes in) in the cold weather?
|Hank loves to walk across the ice in the bog garden. Oh wait, that's a bad habit to start.|