This is regarding my 5-year-old little sister Leah and her school friends that come to ours in the morning to walk to school with her.
When it's raining heavily which it can do a lot in Ireland, and especially now during the winter, I make sure that Leah is suitably dressed for the outdoor conditions, otherwise we do not go out the front door. My parents work so I'm responsible for my sister so before she goes out, I lay out all the gear on the fly then explain that our parents want her to stay warm. So, for going out in these conditions, she wears her waterproof jacket which we advise be fully zipped up plus she has to wear her hat or put the jacket hood up abd and also wear her gloves.
The issue I have with her friends is that, all they are provided with is their jackets which, again, we advise get fully fastened up with the hood up. On the way to school, the poor kids then complain that their hands are frozen which is so unfair on the kids.
I have brought up the issue with my parents and the other parents, but they just laugh at us. I've even had my parents threaten to not allow the kids to come to ours if they won't obey their rule.
So, during heavy rain and during the winter, how much do you bundle your kids/siblings?