Wednesday, February 24
We put Eva in ski lessons for 2 hours a day for 6 days! She was in class with her friends whom we traveled with. Audrey wasn't old enough for lessons so we dropped her off for an hour a day at the Piou-Piou Club, Ski Kindergarten.
Instead of a warm and fuzzy, nurturing ski teacher the girls had a 65 year old Frenchman and a class size of 8! Not exactly a child/teacher ratio suitable for one on one attention. In the end though, the girls learned how to ski. They also had a confidence and independence that blew me away.
After their last lesson we all took a run together. I was beaming with pride to watch Eva confidently get on the tug lift and eagerly head down the slope. She couldn't wait to show us how fast she could go. And she did go fast, as fast as her little snowplow would take her. No need for turning, just a deep snowplow, straight down the mountain. So funny to watch. We did the run a few more times, Audrey skiing between Bryce's legs, Eva plowing down the hill and me following. It was a fantastic feeling. For all of us.