Maddie’s First Ski LessonPosted: January 3, 2009
Madaghan had her first skii lesson this morning. At first when we got there, she wanted nothing to do with the skiis. The boots were ok, but she screamed when Vicky, the instructor, tried to put her on skiis. Laurie and I were watching from a distance, because we believe that she listens to the instructors better when we are not around. We like to let the professionals do their thing and we just stay out of the way. I snapped a quick pic from out of Maddie’s sight.
Maddie screaming, refusing to put the skiis on, running away from Vicky went on until Maddie’s first break. Lucky for us, included in the price of the one on one lesson was lunch and coloring book time. This was ingenious because after Maddie had some food and took a break, she was all set to go again. She even made a deal with Laurie that she promised to listen to Vicky and be good.
Here is a picture Laurie snapped right after the break:
What a differance hot chocolate and a little coloring makes! Maddie was starting to get it! This next picture shows Maddie listening to Vicky explain the concept of french fries and pizza.
French fries is the shape the skiis make when they are straight. Pizza is the shape the skiis make in the snow when the toes are pointed together. Another words, french fries equals go!, pizza equals stop!!. Knowing this tidbit of information will help you, dear reader of this blog, understand why it is that Laurie screams “Pizza” a couple hundred times in the video below. The video will play while loading, making it kind of choppy…so you might have to replay it after it is done. The second time should be ok.