Things you only know if you hate winter
Some girls are winter people who love nothing more than wrapping up that stack of Christmas gifts they bought waaaay back in September. You are not one of said girls.
Yep, while the later months of the year are not without their charms, you really, truly despise winter. Like, why would anyone’s favourite season involve runny noses and old people falling over on ice?
Here are all the things you only know if you hate winter…
You’ve been finding less and less reason to go outside since September
Eating out and sleepovers are pretty much the only social engagements you can get on board with until the sun’s out again.
You would trade all the pumpkin spice in the world for the sweet scent of sunscreen
There’s truly nothing like a whiff of Hawaiian Tropic sun cream on a warm day.
Layers are the enemy
Having to put on a T-shirt, jumper, coat, socks, boots, hat, scarf and gloves to go outside is not your idea of a good time. Nor is the sweat that will ensue the minute you get on the overcrowded school bus.
No, COLDS are the enemy
It started with a sniffle in October and by December you’re a full-blown snot machine. Why is it totally acceptable to be under the weather for the entire winter season? If this happened in summer you’d be placed in quarantine.
You resent all the extra time you need to spend moisturising
In summer, sunscreen not only protects your skin, but it also moisturises. Your limbs are permanently hydrated. Come winter and it’s a whole extra step in your beauty routine, sometimes twice a day when it’s really crisp outside – and don’t even get you started on how much lip balm you’re getting through.
Christmas music is the actual worst
You can handle a bit of Mariah Carey, but Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire? Bore off.
All those dark mornings have you Googling exotic locations on an hourly basis
If only you could convince your dad that November is a great time for a family vacay to the Maldives.
Snow? S-NO thank you
While all your mates are wishing for a snow day so they can build snowmen and have snowball fights, the only benefit you can see is not having to leave the house to go to school.
Two words: wet socks
Short of wearing wellies 24/7, your shoes are going to leak in the snow or rain at least 18 times this winter, and there is no worse feeling than soggy socks. Ugh.
On the bright side, there’s no better feeling than being back indoors with clean, dry socks on and not having to leave the house for the entire weekend. Hurrah! Now someone pass the hot chocolate.