Before I left for the weekend, Willy and I talked about some of the things that he and the lils could do while I was away. He had a bunch of good ideas, but knowing that he and Woo would be alone on Sunday morning while Goose was with my mom, I suggested that they go skiing. Willy’s eyes lit up. He comes from a family of skiers who spent their winters skiing at Owl’s Head, or watching his little brother ski competitively when he was in his teens. He has since moved to snowboarding, but has been dreaming of taking our lils skiing since before they were born.
Woo, on the other hand was lukewarm to the idea. It had been suggested to him several times over the winter, and he said no each time. I am pretty sure the selling feature was that his cousin V, who has been skiing all winter, was going to be invited. Who cares what you are doing when you get to spend time with your cousin, right?
As the plans started to take shape, Woo’s excitement grew. He was pretty much bouncing off the walls when he went over to V’s to try on equipment Saturday night, and quiet and focussed on the way up to the hill. He did really well, with a few runs on the bunny hill, followed by two trips up the chair lift and down the BIG hill. He even got to do some solo skiing, where he wasn’t holding dad’s poles. By the end of it all he was hooked, and is already talking about the next trip with his dad, possibly even this weekend.
I look forward to many a trip to the ski hill in our future, and anticipate that Goose will want to go now that her brother does. I’ll take lots of pictures, and then head to the chalet and curl up by the fire to wait for them with my
coffee and Bailey’s hot chocolate! I am so not a skier.