October 26th, 2008 marked our official first snow of the season. This signaled that winter is here to stay. My son has a love-and-hate relationship with snow. He likes snowing for the thrill from sledding, skating and snow-fight. He also likes to taste snow. However, with snow, he will not be able to ride his bike anymore, which is his favorite past-time. He will not be able to stay outside as long as he wants, not to mention to wear his favorite shorts and short-sleeves. He hates bundling up. He also hates that cold may trigger his asthma.
As I woke up the next day, the temperature was around 24 degrees Fahrenheit, which was 4 degrees Celsius below zero. That is not the coldest of the season. Can you imagine living in winter for almost half of the year, with subzero degree most of the time from November to February? The coldest month is January. If you factor into wind chill effect, we are talking about a 40 or 50-degree below zero temperature in Fahrenheit. Isn’t that amazing!