When Mr. UT and I were skiing today, we watched some little children learning how to ski and snowboard. One little girl in a purple snow suit, was being taught how to snowboard by her father. She was a little, itty bitty girl, and her father had a rope attached to her board, so he could pull her a short way up the hill, and she could then slide down. He tried to take her up higher on the people mover, but she started crying and screaming about that!
She kept sitting down, or squatting down, when she was being pulled up, and then when he let go, she’d slide down 3 feet or so, but I think she was way more interested in the people around her, as she kept looking around. Definitely seemed to us she was really not into the snowboarding.
Anther little girl, in a pink outfit, went all the way up to the top of the hill with her mom, and although she fell now and then, she got up and went again and again. I didn’t see her crying, so I am assuming she liked it!
I remember I learned to ski when I was a teenager, and it was so hard. Back then, they taught you on long skis, not on the short ones like today. It took me a long time to get it, years and years. I used to be afraid at the top of the hills, and stand there too long.
One time, we were skiing up in Michigan, and I was having trouble learning to turn quicker, as I was holding my edges too long, which makes it harder. Mr. UT suggested I sing a song to myself when I skied, one that helped me turn. I used to sing Calypso by John Denver. LOL
It worked! I learned to turn quicker, and soon became a proficient skier! I had patience back then, and I’m not so sure I have as much today at my older age. For example, I don’t have the patience to learn to golf better. I give it a bit of my time, but not as much as I did skiing. Wish I had a song to help me with my golf game!
I can’t make anything go faster than it’s going to take. Trying to hurry my learning process along, does not work. Time will go as it wants to. I can’t hurry to fix a problem, or get to the store faster. The more I try to hurry, the more time it seems to take, because I make more mistakes that then take time to fix.
I wish Mr. UT would learn he can’t hurry me! Ha! Fat chance of that!
With Blue Skies,
On Day 2749,
PS – We had a truly wonderful vacation in Arizona last week! Photos Below!