Well, besides the day I gave birth to both of my daughters, I have now had the BEST. DAY. EVER as a parent! We took our oldest who is just over 2.5 years old downhill skiing.
A little back ground info: I grew up downhill skiing and started at the same age as Lilly. We would go skiing on weekends, holidays, march break and even cut school to go skiing with my Dad’s school. We brought our lunches, got a hot chocolate at the hill, learned how to ski, fall down and get back up again. I made many friends through skiing, kept up with the boys on the moguls and even got my Level 1 Ski Instructors course. I loved skiing and still do but I now have such a great appreciation for what my parents did for us growing up. They introduced us to life long activities but also encouraged us when we go into competitive sports too. Thank you Mom and Dad.
On Sunday (St. Paddy’s Day) we had planned on taking Lilly skiing even if it meant she only got on the ski’s and did 1 or 2 runs. Well, I guess we set our expectations too low as she did 7-8 runs with me and her Dad. A successful introduction to what skiing is, what the hill looks like and how much fun it can be.
I was like a kid in a candy store. I think I was more excited than Lilly….or my parents who came to hang out with Hilary and video Lilly skiing for us. It was such a great morning; no tantrums or meltdowns, we ate a healthy snack outside in the sun, Hilary loved being outside and watching everything going on and we made it home without Lilly falling asleep!
As a parent, I had the BEST.DAY.EVER because we were able to
teach introduce our daughter to an activity that I love and look forward to doing as a family. I never thought I would feel so excited to introduce my children to these experiences and then be able to do this over and over again as a family. I feel very lucky that my husband and I value healthy living and being active and our girls will grow up knowing this and living it. Again, BEST. DAY. EVER!
What was your BEST.DAY.EVER. parent moment?
Do you introduce your children to life long activities or sports that you can do as a family?
What’s your favourite “thing” you’ve introduced your children too?