Yesterday I went skiing with my Princess. And she wasn’t too far off when she told her teacher she would probably be “better than Mom.” It was fun to see how much she has learned and how fearless she is.
It was also entertaining to listen to her observations and questions. She informed me that she is better than me at skiing because I have only been skiing one other time. This observation was apparently based on the fact that she knows I haven’t been skiing since she was born and she has only seen one picture of me skiing. I cleared things up. I don’t think it made much difference in her opinion on who was the better skier though. She also asked me why my skis and ski boots aren’t “cool and pretty like Miss Cheryl’s” (her ski instructor). I didn’t really have an explanation for that.
Then she wanted to know what I had on underneath my ski pants and coat. Specifically. So on one of our rides up the lift, she got details about each of my layers. Layers that were almost all running clothes when they aren’t doubling as ski clothes. The last time I went skiing I wasn’t a runner, so my layers consisted of jeans and t-shirts. Now even my socks are “running socks.”
I love the Smart Wool socks that kept my toes warm. I have a lot of different running socks that I love, but none compare to my Smart Wool socks when it comes to keeping my feet warm. I have worn these in all my colder weather races and can honestly say I have never had cold feet.