The conversation went like this.
Me to Hubby: I think I might like to apply to be a Mark Warner Ambassador? #MarkWarnerMum
Girls: (We naturally never have a conversation ourselves!): What is that Mummy?
Me: It’s someone who goes on a ski holiday or a summer holiday and then tells other people about it.
Girls: Don’t you do that already Mummy (?!?) Skiing is only for Daddies isn’t it Mummy! It’s not for little girls.
Well obviously it isn’t just for Daddies, but as Hubby does sometimes get away on a ski weekend with the lads and I have never actually been skiing I can see why they think that. I tried to explain that it really isn’t just for Daddies, and that lots of families go skiing every year and love it. I showed them the website and the pictures. I told them all about ski school and Mini Club and exciting cable car rides. I tried to explain that once they had had lessons, everyone can go skiing in the snow, but they didn’t really understand how it all worked. So we tried a bit harder. If you want to go skiing you need some skis so we decided to try and make some.
I’m not really very good at craft. I like the idea of it, but I’m not really very good when it comes to making things look like they are supposed to, but we tried. More importantly the girls had a great time.
But then they wanted to use them, they wanted to actually ski.
And this is where we found them!!
We had a fantastic day creating this video and would love to take them skiing on actual snow!
So why would this be our perfect family holiday? It is such a fantastic family holiday because we would all be doing something together. Sharing the same experiences. We would be getting dressed in hats, gloves, jackets and salopettes together. Crunching through the early morning icy snow to the cable car together. Going to our ski school and Mini Club then learning to ski together. Laughing at each other wobbling about and falling over together. Maybe shed a few tears together as we pick ourselves up and shake the snow off us. Warming our cold hands on hot drinks together. Watching our breath chill on the cold fresh air as we stand nervously at the top of the green run together.
And of course proving to the girls that everyone can ski. Not just Daddy!
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Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!
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