Thankfully, though, our kids have been remarkably healthy this winter. Last winter we didn't have a single day between mid-December and mid-April where all four of us were healthy. But this winter has been much better, and that has made things easier. Also, the Feingold diet is really helping N's skin, which is gratifying.
The weather has finally gotten cold - we've been in the single digits for the last week or so. I am being way wimpier about going out in it, though, than I was last winter. So much so that, yesterday, despite it being a beautifully sunny day, we decided to go walk around a nearby mall. We were rewarded by the discovery of a free bouncy play area in the atrium that also houses a display of giant matryoshka dolls. This mall is also always deserted, so the kids the houses nearly to themselves. And since the roof is glass, the sunlight comes in and you don't feel so bad for being indoors. (Also, Jeremy did take N sledding while Z napped, so don't feel too bad for us).