Sunday, February 14, 2010
There were a few bits of knowledge I came away with.
1. The giggles make it very hard to ski.
2. 4 is a bit young to handle a rope pull by oneself.
3. Kids learn fast!
The rope pull was challenging for me so I was very impressed she was able to do it by herself. It is a heavy rope for one. And two, it takes a bit to get the hang of hanging on. You need to be in position and let the rope kinda move through your hands eventually tightening your grip so that you are then pulled along. But you need to have a good sense of balance and keep your weight on your heels and be able to grip the rope tight enough to make it to the top and avoid taking a facial in the snow in the first second that it pulls you. I'll admit my hands were sore from gripping so tight by the time we hit the top.
I was on a snowboard so when it came time to getting her back up the hill with only me to help...well, she was done at that point and in the end Daddy came to the rescue and marched down the hill to help Mommy walk her back to the top. Considering her age, she did remarkably well.