Somehow we Minnesotans seem to have the capacity to forget just how painful -5 at the bus stop can be. Yes the sun was shining and reflecting beautifully off the newly fallen snow. However, that sun had zero warmth to it and frankly hurt my eyes! But being the dutiful mom that I am, I shivered at the bus stop with my daughter and 2 neighbor kids. They had snow pants. I did not. They had snow boots. I did not. I did have hand knit socks and hand knit mittens tucked into my bigger snow proof mittens. And that helped me survive the morning bus wait.