These 2-year olds were all decked out in color-coordinated snow pants and parkas, hats, boots and gloves. They looked like little L.L. Bean models! I made some comment about how I don't have snow pants for Becca, but it didn't seem to be bothering her. She played. We went home. We had hot chocolate (or in Becca's case, warm chocolate) and then the phone rang.
It was a second neighbor who had heard I didn't have any winter clothes for my child and would I like to borrow some? Then the phone rang again. A third neighbor said, "I heard you don't have anything for Becca for winter."Word travels fast when the Alaskan kid on the block has no snow gear.