I would like some Wonder Mom points for taking four children skiing every Thursday night in below freezing temperatures. (I would also like to know where to cash in my Wonder Mom points. :) I'd like to have a nap and maybe a vacation somewhere warm and sandy.)
This whole ski club thing sounded like a great idea before the POLAR VORTEX from CANADA showed up ...now I'm freezing my tushie off every Thursday night because it turns out "ski club"doesn't mean that your kids are in a club that takes them skiing. It means that you get a special deal on weeknight lift tickets and then you take your kids skiing. :) True, next year Scotty will be old enough to ride the bus and go on his own, but Andrea still has a ways to go so I think this is a new winter activity for me. Wheeee...... :)
Thankfully I signed #1, #2, and #3 up for lessons so everyone except for the five year old goes off for an hour in a different group. Sounds perfect and what am I complaining about? HA!! It's the, getting all the snow clothes and skis and boots and snacks loaded into the car so we can leave as soon as they get off the school bus. It's the, wrestling boots onto feet and making sure every part of everybody is covered so we don't freeze to death. It's the, $4.00 hot chocolates and eating sandwiches for dinner before the hour drive home. It's the, getting home AT bedtime and arguing with kids because they "didn't get to do anything"....
All my whining aside, it's actually really fun when we are there. If nothing less, "ski club" forces me to take the kids skiing. :) It really does force me too. You should hear the excuses I try to give myself all day on Wednesday. Of course, I finally got to take out Michaela's snowboard last week and impress Scotty and Sierra with my awesomeness!! Scotty actually does think I'm awesome after my snowboard moves ...and falls. :) It's been 16 years since I've been on a snowboard and I was impressed it was like riding a bike!
The kids enjoy it too... Michaela finally got the concept of snowboarding, Sierra does great, but still insists sking with her family is boring (like a good 13 year old should), Scotty goes super fast and it freaks me out, and Andrea is a super star; she is finally making turns instead of going down the hill like a tiny pink rocket.
So every Thursday please think of me and the torture I am enduing ...all in the name of well rounded children. :)