Life with two kids is humorous and never boring! My hubby and I moved to Canada a decade and a half ago and in that time have learnt a lot about this country we now call home. Over the years we’ve come across a few experiences that are so typical of life in Canada, I almost wish I had known about them before we moved here. Enjoy!
7 Things I wish I had known about life in Canada
1. The cold, of course it is Canada after all. But did you know that you can tell when it’s below -10 degrees. That’s when your nose hair freezes.
2. Soccer what most of the world calls football, is quite popular here. My kids learnt to play this sport when they were little. What they also learnt was to be nimble with ALL their winter gear on. Thankfully a down jacket and thermals and mittens can all fit under the jersey and uniform, if you really try. And there’s the added benefit of padding – one can roll around on the ground like the Michelin man!
3. Life in Canada is big and bold. And trucks come in all sizes – try the biggest in the world!
4. Making perfect snow angels is an art you learn early. And yes, the technique is important as is the snow.
5. One way to enjoy outdoors is to dress for the weather. And when you’re a kid growing up in Canada you learn to put your hat and mitts on long before you are potty trained!
6. The seasons are different from many other places I’ve been. Fall is beautiful as is spring, and sometimes snow can arrive when nature least expects it.
7. Life is full of ups and downs. You wouldn’t know it but in Canada there are a lot of downs. And with practice you can get good at it. Surprisingly going up isn’t half as much fun!