Seriously.......I never realized how freaking weird Dallas is, until difficult child moved to ID where he is in 8 feet of snow. :frostbite: He actually LOVES it. "It rains or snows every day here mom, it is great!" OK, I think. I asked him if he went out and played in the snow, and he says "No, I don't usually because then I get really cold and wet." Then I realized, duh - (having no past knowledge of living in these conditions) this kid needs a real coat, snow pants, and snow boots. I sent him some, and now he is in weather heaven, and actually getting out in the elements and snow shoeing. It is all so foreign to me as I sit here in another record breaking 80 some odd degrees here, and am refraining from turning on my AC. Now I finally get what all of you are talking about with REAL weather.