March 16, 2009
At Juvi, they have family day, right? Where you can visit your incarcerated kids?
Sometimes it feels like that’s what we do, since the kids, like all kids, almost always prefer hanging with friends to hanging with mom and dad. I mean, you could say “hey kids, let’s go heli-skiing in Alaska!” and they would look at you skeptically and say “can I bring a friend?”
Kim and I took the kids to Snowbird Saturday, a beautiful, cloudless, warm Spring day. For the first time in a long time it was just us. No friends, relatives, pets. I don’t mean there weren’t other people on the mountain–I just mean we didn’t bring them.
Turns out, the kids rip. I didn’t really know, I guess, since they’re at an age when they disappear as soon as we get on the lift. Today we skied together. It was cool, at least for Kim and me, not sure if the kids thought skiing with us was cool.
Teaspoon (Holden) airing it out:
Ian about to hit it:
And Ian hitting it:
We gather at the top:
And we’re done:
And now the kids go back to their previously scheduled programming.