Cabin Fever Hitting North Texans All Over Again

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – If anyone knows that history repeats itself, it’s Ashley Livingston. CBS 11 first met Livingston during Superbowl week when all of North Texas was covered in ice and snow.

Back then, Livingston was suffering from a touch of cabin fever. “Anyone you’re around 24/7 for an extended period of time, you’re gonna get on each others nerves,” said Livingston last February 3.

Like many parents, Ashley found herself trapped indoors for days on end, trying to entertain her young children with no place to go.

Now fast forward nearly six months and you’ll hear this from the Dallas mother of two. “Last winter we couldn’t leave the house, because the roads were too bad. At this point, we’re not leaving the house because it’s too hot.”

The Livingston home in the Lake Highlands neighborhood of Dallas is once again being held hostage by the weather. Ashley says it’s too hot to play in the backyard,  too hot to ride bikes and too hot to even go to the neighborhood pool. “If you go over to the pool, it’s like bath water. Plus, he (2-year-old son) doesn’t need to be out in that kind of heat.”

These days, you’ll find Livingston and her kids in familiar surroundings at home fighting that old familiar foe called cabin fever. History does repeat itself.


One Comment

  1. R.I.P. Marvin Zindler says:

    OMG. What a TOTALLY LAME story. They were held hostage in the winter because snow and ice made a trek outbound dangerous. It’s HOT, that’s all. It’s not like the roadways are puddles of hot molten tar and asphalt! If there is an antithesis to the Peabody Award, this “story” is certainly in the running!

    1. Gumby Rules says:

      Agreed. This woman is just too lazy to take her kids with bottles of water to the park for some exercise.

      I only get the chance to work outdoors on the weekends, but i spend a majority of time outside even in the 100+ temps. Just have plenty of water.

    2. Walker Texas Ranger says:

      Heat can be very deadly, especially to the eldery, small children and people with breathing troubles. Our area is under an official heat advisory – recommending people stay indoors and to avoid activity outside from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. This mom is trying to keep her kids safe, for that I applaud her.

      1. Chuck Norris Uses Habanero Hot Sauce For Eyedrops says:

        Being safe is one thing. Being a worrywart ninny is another. So take your kids out before 10 if the cabin fever is so bad! Jesus Christ!

  2. IIUU says:

    What an empty shell of a story. Are you sure you didn’t accidentally pick up Marianne’s assignment?

  3. Kevin says:

    God forbid this Tiger Mom of a mother actually, GASP!!!!!, breaks a sweat every once in a while. It is OKAY to go outside in this weather. Just bring lots of water. And sunscreen.

    1. Fa Fa Fo Hi says:

      There seemed to be a lot of kids outside at that neighborhood pool. What a pinhead.

    2. Walker Texas Ranger says:

      What do you really know Kevin? There is a health advisory out due to the heat index being over 105. Small children (like the ones she apparently has) are not to be outside more than a few minutes at a time between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Don’t judge unless you have the facts.

      1. Chuck Norris Is The Reason Waldo Is Hiding says:

        You already stated that earlier. You already stated that earlier. There’s no need to be redundant. There’s no need to be redundant.

  4. Mom of 3 says:

    This story really irritated me. At least she has air-conditioning! Yesterday, the media was reporting on how many kids have been in the emergency room with heat exhaustion because their community pools were closed in Dallas due to budget cuts. She’s mad that the water is too warm at her local pool? Jeez, lady, get a life!

  5. Get A Brain says:

    Move to Phoenix if you really want to experience hot weather, lady. What a stupid cow.

  6. Oy says:

    Can you imagine being married to this annoying woman? I’d have a pistol in my mouth, or drinking heavily, or involved in an affair or two…

    1. Kat Mandu says:

      LOL. Yeah, right about 00:43 is when I’d open the Jack Daniels.

    2. Walker Texas Ranger says:

      I am sure she would feel the same about you.

      1. I Am Hugh says:

        Wow! Snappy comeback! It took you only a minute more to think of that after your PSA for the heat advisory. Loser. So, are you going comment on every post today? Are you out of Moon Pies and disability checks?

  7. Eddie Murrow says:

    Gripping story, Jay. Kudos. Are you in the Broadcasting Hall of Fame yet?

  8. WalkerX2 says:

    We ARE under heat advisory, and it’s incredibly hot. I take my kids occasionally to the pool, out to the park in the mornings, library, movies, etc. BUT, we have a bit of cabin fever too because it’s too hot to stay out ALL day, every day.

    1. Krav Maga Nut says:

      Nobody is advocating staying out ALL DAY.

  9. Walker Texas Ranger says:

    Did you know there is a Heat Advisory going on? Did you know there is a Heat Advisory going on? HraHaHa. Hugh or chuck, only took you three minutes to reply with your own witty repartee.

    1. Chuck Norris Once Roundhouse Kicked A Telemarketer - Through The Phone says:

      Hey, relax! Who loves ya, baby? I’m just having fun. Not sure about HUGH, though.

  10. Fisherman says:

    Lame story yes, I would like to see real news here. Do some real investigating like some of the other stations. This lady, I assume would complain if rain came tomorrow and stuck around several days. Now most would appreciate the rain but in this case, nothing more than complaints. I am sure that for some, they should not be out in the heat. However sunblock and water is all that is needed to stay in the sun. I would not recommend running a marathon if not trained for one either. Use common sense and stop complaining about life’s imperfections. To say that you are a prisoner in your own home due to weather, is just ludicrous in its entirety, it is not that hot nor cold in Texas. If you have medical problems by all means stay out of the sun. In the one comment, yes the road are not molten lava. Oh and my best advice to this lady, if you can’t stand the heat, get the HELL out of TEXAS and the South for that matter if you haven’t noticed this heat is not new here it is the south it gets hot and in the city hotter with massive amounts of concrete and asphalt. We all get bored in our homes what makes this one family so different to be news worthy not once, not twice, but three times. Complaint because it is too hot, complain because to cold, next she will be complaining the grass is turning brown, or school is starting, or the price of her designer jeans went up, or her car doesn’t get well enough gas mileage, or….. anyone see the pattern with this type persona. She would probably would want to sue someone due to the coffee is hot and then again when it was too cold. Get a life lady, just like the rest of the population here in the same area, we all live in the heat and although hot, this does not mean you are a prisoner in your own house.

    1. Krav Maga Nut says:

      Designer jeans?! You DID see how frumpy she dresses, right? LOL. I totally agree with you and Oy on this one.

  11. Really??? says:

    You people make me sick … can’t you see this story for what it was … a just for fun piece … focus on the important news rather than on this “fluff” stuff ….

    1. LOL says:

      Calm down, Jay. 😉

  12. Walker Texas Ranger says:

    The greatest travesty here is calling the overall piece news worthy. Where is the other side of the story? Where are the families of the children I see at soccer practice – playing hard in 100+ degree heat – so much so they are barfing their guts out and sitting on the ground crying? Then only to have their parents say suck it up – only 10 minutes more.

    I am sorry Channel 11 left this poor woman out to dry. At least she is trying to protect her children from potential harm.

    1. C Bauer says:

      With all due respect, when you talk about reckless disregard for safety versus neurotic over-protection, you’re comparing apples to oranges. A loser father who wants to live vicariously through his son, even if it means the kid puking his guts out and risking organ failure in 100+ degree heat is one thing. Thinking that it’s harmful to go out for 30 minutes to an hour for a dip at the pool is another. Both types of people are extreme idiots.

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