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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Are You Freaking Kidding Me?


Every morning for the last week the first word's out of Jackson's mouth have been, "Is it ski lessons today?"  I had let him know last weekend that his ski lessons would begin the following Saturday, not realizing that to my four year old Saturday could literally mean in an hour.  His excitement was contagious for the entire week as we rented his ski package, bought his new ski coat and went to pick up his ski pass.

When the day finally arrived I heard him stirring first thing in the morning, (as usual he had made his sneak into Mommy & Daddy's room around 3am) and upon realizing he was in fact awake I heard a giant gasp from his side of the bed followed by a scream of, "it's ski lesson day!"  Yes, the day he had been waiting on had finally arrived.  I'm not sure if he took a full breath the entire drive to the mountain as he yapped and yapped and yapped about what the day would be like.  I was as excited for him as he was.

Park the car, battle the sea of parents, kids, skis, boots, and freezing cold temperatures, and to his ski class we arrived.  I introduced Jackson to his new teacher and turned to leave and go enjoy a few runs of my own when I hear a screaming and crying behind me.  No, that couldn't be...  Is that....  OMG that is Jackson!  Having a damn fit because he doesn't want me to leave him at ski lessons.

How is this possible?  I have heard nothing but "ski lessons" for seven days straight and now I have the one kid on the mountain throwing an absolute tantrum.  I was truly shocked as I tried everything in my power to pull him off of my legs and stay where he was meant to stay.  After 20 minutes of bargaining, wrestling and trying not to look like a child abuser in front of 100 other parents, I finally left him lying in the middle of the snow crying his eyes out.

From there I go back to my car, sit and cry my eyes out.  I felt terrible for having left him, not to mention overwhelmed by what had just happened.  Eventually I pulled myself together and tried my best to enjoy the free time I had to snowboard.

When the time arrived to pick Jackson up I was fearful of what lay ahead.  What if he's still lying in the same spot where I had left him four hours earlier?  He turned to see me just as I was walking up to the mountain and with horror on his face he screams, "Noooooo, I want to keep skiing!!"   Are you freaking kidding me?

19 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. That's too funny. So glad he loves it though! :)

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  2. Aw, I'm sorry you had that emotional melt down when it was supposed to be a fun day. All's well that ends well though, yes? And sounds like you both got to have some fun. :)

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  3. This is hysterical!!!! I loved it and have been there. I am definitely a new follower for sure. Thanks for introducing yourself over at Real Housemoms. I'm so glad to have found your blog.

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  4. Huh. My life through your eyes! How funny! Thanks for sharing (and making me realize my kids aren't the only insane ones).

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  5. Oh my gosh so sounds so freaking familiar! Love it!
    Katie~
    http://dysfunctionsjunction.com

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  6. Oh that is sadly hilarious! I don't mean to laugh at your calamity but come on...isn't that just like a kid??? And you know the funny thing?? He might just do it next time too! That's when you escape to the ski lodge for a hot cider!

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    1. If it happens again it will be spiked hot cider!

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  7. That's funny! At least every thing turned out well. My daughter makes me feel awful in the other way, as soon as we got to any of her many different classes or sports through out the years she would run off hollering "Bye mom see ya later"

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    1. I'm sure I'll be crying for that reason before I know it!

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  8. Oh no! Too funny! You handled it well - or as I would have handled it (meaning well!) Hope you enjoyed the snowboarding!
    Leigh

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  9. BA ha ha ha! Of course! Didn't you know that children arrive with built in guilt inducers?!

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  10. I'm glad he ended up having a good time!

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  11. Hi from Bloggy Moms! For what it's worth the mystery of I-love-it-I-hate-it has reered its ugly head in our home many times. I have no explanation. No other moms have explanations. Science has no explanation. These kids, I tell ya! Glad it ended well. The only thing that could have topped it is if you asked him how it went and he said, "Eh, it was ok." Small victories, right?
    Vicky
    www.thepursuitofnormal.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh my goodness. I remember those days! Little kids understand the concept -- but then it arrives and everything is bigger and scarier and so different from what they pictured in their heads! :) My son did that his first day of ice skating lessons, his first day of karate, and his first day of football. Kudos to you for walking away. Good programs will always call mom for a rescue if kids don't settle down.

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  13. Oh geez, I can understand where you are coming from though! I have two toddler boys and swear, they gain up on me when it comes to things like this. You handled it very well in my opinion!

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  14. We have not done ski lessons yet. You handled the situation well. I'm stopping by from the Mommy Blogs Blog Hop. Hope you will return the favor.

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  15. Very funny. :) I completely understand this type of situation, and you handled it very well. I bet he stopped crying approximately 7 seconds after you left. They just have to give us a show as we leave. :)

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  16. Your newest follower via GFC and Twitter. Come stop by!

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  17. Oh my goodness! I am laughing out loud but only as someone who as experienced this same moment (well, not skiing as we live in Austin, but otherwise exactly the same)!

    Found you via Bloggy Moms January Blog Hop! I'll be back.
    :-)
    Traci

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