I just read the post re Stoopid Kid and I saw something this weekend that was somewhat related. A mother and her 4 year old (tough to tell the age but the kid was VERY small)were skiing down a relatively steep but groomed black diamond. The mother was slowly following as the child traversed from one side to the other. These traverses were as wide as possible and to the kids credit he/she was doing ok, but the traverses were directly across the entire width of the trail. A snow boarder came by and passed the kid at a decent speed but did not come too close. Then another boarder came by and missed the kid by INCHES. My initial reaction was "damn boarders" but I quickly realized that it wasn't the boarder's fault, it was the mothers! What are parents thinking taking their VERY SMALL children on trails that are well beyond their capability? Later in the day I saw severl tiny ones on steep bump runs. I don't get it. Thank God nothing happened to these little kids but I think parents should really think about where they bring their "little ones"!
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2/2/04 at 8:20am