I just absolutely love that first photo! And yes, we are turning into weather wimps in the same way in Canada! I used to think we’re just getting soft on the West Coast, but the weather has been getting warmer on average. The cold never bothered me until the past year or two when my body regulation has changed such that my “comfort” zone has narrowed to within a few degrees. I’m forever taking off layers and putting them back on. Must be old age creeping in, heh.
But your mom has a point. The more we spend time outdoors the hardier we’d be.