Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Skiing

My oldest two boys decided it was time they learned how to snowski. I used to love skiing so I was thrilled to take them. My sweetheart kept the younger boys, I shoved my coat full of treats and a wad of cash (a big wad, skiing is spendy!) and we hit the slopes.
My 10yo fell coming off the ski lift and it got worse from there, half an hour of him sprawled on the side of the slope saying, "I can't." My 14yo fared a little better, but everytime he came within hearing distance he would tell me, "I hate this, when I get to the bottom of the hill, I am done."
I guess I was due for some patience testing. I was pretty proud of myself as I kept trying to be positive and coach them through. My 14yo told me later he was about ready to lose it when I kept saying, "Nice," everytime he didn't fall making a turn.
Luckily we were on a really long run. It took us an hour and a half to get down the first time, but they both caught on, changed their attitudes, and by the end of the day I was getting hugs and the sweet, "I love you Mom, thanks for bringing us." So worth it.
I started thinking how many things in life are like learning how to ski - hard to learn at first, but so worth it when you catch on. So my inspiration for the day is - don't beat your child with a ski pole (I didn't, I promise) and if you want to learn something new, Don't Give Up!

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  2. Sounds like such a fun time...after they got used to it. I've never gone skiing but would love to some day!

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    1. I love the feeling of flying down a beautiful mountain, the sun is so close, the air crisp, and the scenery amazing. Plus, my boys are hilarious, I wish I had pictures of them tangled in the trees and laughing about it!

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