I mentioned in this post that M and my past time in the winter is snowboarding. It is something that we have been able to do together since we started dating, and I hope that we can continue this activity for many more years.
Snowboarding has been a little bittersweet for me the last few years. I remember in the first years that we were married M telling me how he couldn’t wait for our kids to be old enough so that he could teach them how to snowboard and how we would be one of those families that are up there every weekend snowboarding all weekend and grilling in the parking lot for lunch. It’s a picture perfect dream for a young couple.
Many of our friends have children old enough to snowboard now. I am happy to see that they can bring their whole family and enjoy the day together. It makes me long for M’s dream.
We do get to share part of this with our family and friends. M took his nephew snowboarding for the first time this year he is 6. I love this picture and how they have the same stance. Our nephew had a great day and begs to go again. I only wish he lived closer (5 hours away) so that we could do this together more. My friend has asked me to take her 14 year old daughter up snowboarding one day this winter. Her daughter is a beginner but loves to go and as my friend has 5 kids and doesn’t know how to snowboard herself she has asked me to take her for a day. I am excited to be able to do this with my friends daughter, hopefully we can schedule a day this month together.
Even though M’s dream of teaching our children to snowboard didn’t happen, we are able to share this activity with other special children in our lives. And a benefit, we get to drop the tired and wet kids off to their parents!