Thursday, March 20, 2008

Playin' Hooky

Unfortunately, I taught my girls at a young age that mental health days are crucial to their schooling. You have got to have a fun day off every once and awhile. Today was the day. DH and I took the girls skiing at Wachusett Mt. We met my sister,KK, up there and her bff from, forever, Missy, and her 3 yr old, Joey. The 4 of us have not been in a car alone for a long time. We have not been anywhere together in a long time. DH does horse stuff with K and I do everything else with B. It took us all awhile to let down our guards and relax with each other. After the first ride up the lift, things were back to normal and we were all laughing and having fun together. K is the only snowboarder. She is usually oppositional to everything. We like the Red Sox, she likes the Yankees. We like the Patriots, she likes the Colts. We like skiing, she likes snowboarding. I know nothing about snowboarding, but she did pretty well today.

My family had won a silent auction bid on a "deluxe room" at the mountain. This is like having your own living room with a waitress at a ski lodge. There is no sitting with the riff-raff. We have a private room with a deck, private bath and lift tickets. There are couches and a tv and a long table in our room. It's pretty much "the cat's ass". Because it is the end of March and it was overcast and a little rainy and a Thursday.... there were like 50 people on the mountain. This equaled lots of fun for us (and some very sore muscles for us tomorrow!). Here are some photos from our day....
K on the quad...
B on the quad....
B fell and K went to "save" her...
KK and B making a train...
The fam on our cushy couch...
K and B at the end of the day, still smiling!

2 comments:

Jules said...

You lucky thing - livin' the high life. And is that you looking all cute and snugly in the pink outfit?

Colleen said...

how fun! I've never skiid (or snowboarded) before...well, I waterskiid once. I'm a wimp and very non-athletic and now that I'm a Southerner, I have to travel more than a couple hours to get to some snow! :)