Top 10 Reasons Why Winter Doesn’t Suck

Had enough winter weather? Look on the bright side! Here are some things about winter that we can't help but love and that prove that winter doesn't suck.


If you’re not a fan of chilly temps and find that the appeal of wintertime is quickly dwindling with feelings of frost-bitten fingers and toes, and the extra 20 minutes it takes to get little ones dressed and out the door in the morning, we hear you. That being said, winter in Canada is unavoidable, and since we can’t escape it, we thought we’d share our top 10 reasons why winter isn’t so bad.

10. Sweaters

Cable knit ones, fleece ones, wool ones—we love them all!

9. Wearing socks in bed


That’s right we said it, the otherwise inexcusable offense just seems to feel right in the winter time.

8. Snow

No matter how long you’ve lived in Canada and how many blizzards you’ve been stuck in, snow still seems magical.

7. Ice


They way we figure it, ice is good for two things: skating—which is really fun to do as a family, and can cost next to nothing if you go to a municipal rink—and for adding a little colour to your winter landscape.

6. Warming up by the fire

Apart from the occasional summer fire at the cottage, nothing beats cuddling up next to the fire with a warm blanket and a book or someone you love.

5. Cookies and hot chocolate


They just don’t seem to taste as good in the summer do they?

4. Snow days!

While your kids may jump up and down when they hear “school’s closed,” parents generally have a less enthused reaction. Indoor activities and crafts are key for surviving a snow day.

3. Winter comfort food


Bring on the soups, stews, and other warm and toasty meals that were made for this time of year!

2. How cute kids looked all bundled up

If you don’t know what we are talking about, think Randy from A Christmas Story. The way they waddle and can’t move their arms lower than a 90 degree angle, and the way their scarf and hat nearly meet (providing the maximum amount of warmth with limited visibility). Ah-dorable!

1. How much kids love snow


While your mind immediately goes to traffic conditions and how many pairs of socks you can layer on your kids’ feet and still get them into their boots, for kids it’s like having an amusement park in the backyard. (And it’s even okay for parents to jump on a sled and act like kids again, too.)

Still not convinced? Hang in there! Spring will be here before you know it.

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