Friday, 6 February 2015

Do you Love or hate sledging???

My girlies are like chalk and cheese. They look similar... sort of... but are so different. J is as girly as can be, into anything sparkly, pink and pretty. S is very much into getting messy, dinosaurs, and cars. S does like the pink glittery stuff too, but not as much as J. Another example was seen on Friday last week when we had heavy snow. The school was still open, so J wasn't with us, but the golf course nearby, was filled with lots of slopes, perfect for sledging, and with a rumour it opens up for sledgers on snow days, I just couldn't wait to go out. The sun was starting to shine, so I took S out for a little go, and some 2:1 for her...
 
S didn't really want to go out and about, but wanted to stay in the garden instead. Our tree's blocked a lot of the snow in the garden, so not enough to make a snowman. But once on the course, she was very interested in the foot prints...

 
She refused point blank to get on the sledge and be pulled along, and I mean REFUSED!!! When we got to the hill, I just had to go down first to make sure it was safe.... On the 2nd go, I managed to coax her onto my la for a go down the small hill... not the best photo of me, but its the only one of us both doing it together.... She screamed all the way down....
 
 
When we reached the bottom, and I asked her if she wanted to go again, she screamed NO, and ran in the opposite direction, leaving us to just laugh and wave... as you can see from the photo, it wasn't a steep, nor fast hill....
 
This meant Daddy and myself could take advantage of the sledge, and the almost empty slopes...
 
 
Daddy vanished as he kept going down the little ledge.... and he landed on his side, unfortunately I didn't catch that on camera...


As we headed home after 20 minutes in the snow, S finally decided she wanted a little snowball fight... finally she wanted to play in the snow...

 
After J finished school, it was starting to rain, and we know when rain comes, the snow goes, so I asked her if she wanted to go sledging before it vanished completely, of course she did. As it was straight after school, we had the slopes to ourselves for about 15 minutes, then another family joined us... we found a different slope this time, with no ledge, but a puddle instead due to the thawing snow. The rain had soon stopped, and it was great fun. J and the other little girl were soon racing down the slopes.
 
J has gained so much confidence on these slopes, especially as there is no fence she can go crashing through, or a little drop at the end. I think we have found our new slopes when it snows close to home.
 
Due to the rain, I didn't take the DSLR our, so these last ones were done on my phone. But it goes to prove, my girlies are Chalk and Cheese... like marmite... one loves it, one hates sledging....
 
 
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13 comments:

  1. I love that you and your bloke went for it and had fun anyway! I've never been able to sledging as a) when I was a kid we could find one anywhere - apart from a rather impractical plastic bread tray b) when I did find one of those that you have I was 30 and my bloke was too embarrassed to go with me! Humph! Glad J had fun though :o)

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  2. Love, love and once again love! I just wish we had more snow here.

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  3. Lovely post, you were lucky to have enough snow to actually enjoy, we just got flurries that were cold and no fun.

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  4. Aah I want to do that. We´re not really getting much snow though...

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  5. I haven't been sledging since I was a kid, but would love to take my girls. We've not had any snow near us sadly though! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  6. We've only once had enough snow to take Sophie sledging - sadly she didn't really enjoy, but I think she would now shes older

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  7. Brilliant! It is amazing how different siblings can be, my three certainly are! Great that you were able to get out and enjoy the snow x #countrykids

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  8. I love sledging (hate the snow, but love sledging), although haven't been for years. Last time it properly snowed here, N was only 18 months so just watched his cousins. Our hills are a bit steep for someone his size - I'm not sure I'd risk going down them myself!

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  9. I love the video what fun, our sledge is still hanging in the shed, still not enough snow to have a go here but we did see our first dusting this week. I know all about children that are opposite, I have 6 and none of them are alike. I bet your cautious girl will come to enjoy snow in time. Thank you for sharing a lovely adventure on Country Kids

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  10. Love the video! I can see how sledging can be a little scary for kids, especially younger ones - S will probably enjoy it in a year or two. I wish we could have gone sledging when we had our 5 minutes of snow in London but it had all melted when the kids came home from school! Well, Winter's not over yet I suppose!

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  11. Thats looks fun! I wish we can do that before winter ends. Sadly we dont have snow *sniff* #countrykids

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  12. I am loving your snow. Everyone I know with 2 girls has one girlie and one into superheroes etc.

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  13. Great action pics and I so understand the difficulties in keeping everyone happy. My older two daughters have always been 'chalk and cheese' too - which makes family outings a little difficult at times!

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