After reading the threads on EpicSki about the ski conditions at Buller, I was intrigued to read this mom's blog about getting her kids on snow for the first time.
A snip from the article:
DOWN: Skiing requires a lot of STUFF. I’m not good with managing stuff. I lose things, misplace things, break things. Sadly, my kids seem to be modeling themselves on me in this regard. A day at the beach requires swimmers, towels, sunscreen, hats. That’s a challenge, but nothing compared to a day on the ski slopes. Beanies, helmets, gloves, neck warmers, goggles, sunglasses, sunscreen, jackets, boots, poles, skis, lip balm, and lift passes multiplied by five is a lot of STUFF and had the potential to do my head in.
UP: Nothing like skiing for teaching kids to take care of their own STUFF. And they love it so much they take extra care, ‘You lose a glove and you will NOT be skiing this afternoon.’ That’s powerful parenting right there.