Magic Carpet

We are having so much fun taking our boys to White Pass to go ‘skiing.’

And by skiing, I really mean: drive an hour listening to never-ending toddler gibberish, wrestle 12 pounds of gear onto everybody, take it all off for an emergency potty break, wrestle it all back on, huff and puff up to the magic carpet, yell and cheer like an idiot for Jack, chase the baby who is determined to get on the high-speed quad (or get run over by a snowboarder) and after what seems like a ridiculously long time but is really only an hour or two, schlep everyone back to the car and peel off 12 pounds of gear that is now damp with snow.

Sounds like fun right?

Seriously though, its honestly a blast.

If Jack wasn’t completely and wholeheartedly enthusiastic about it, we wouldn’t be going. But he is. And that makes Aaron and I happily willing to do the grueling tasks of schlepping and wrestling and peeling and potty-breaking and answering the all important questions of ‘are we there yet?’ and ‘can I have a snack?’ 2700 times in the hour-long ride.

Luke, on the other hand is mostly enthusiastic about sled rides and meandering away from his distracted mother. In every video of Jack skiing, Luke is screaming in the background, usually due to me pinning him to one spot with my leg so that I don’t lose him in the 30 seconds it takes to watch Jack come down the hill.

We sit in the lodge and eat a snack and I watch the middle-school boys in their neon jackets and sweaty messy hair and think to myself…that will be my kid someday. It seems impossible and like it’s about to happen all at the same time.

The days seem to be speeding up, weeks and months slipping by so quickly. First it’s Jack on the magic carpet and in what feels like moments, will be both of them off together, most-likely hurtling themselves down black diamonds laughing at my pleas to slow down and be careful.

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2 Responses to “Magic Carpet”


  1. 1 Megan January 9, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I must say, those are sure some handsome boys you have, even if I am the Mom and Grandme! Jack looks so proud of himself, I love it.

  2. 2 cate January 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    So Cute! I can’t believe he can do all that! So fun for you all!


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