Thursday, March 3, 2011

Being Teachable

I'm usually very teachable. 
It makes sense because I'm a school lover. 
A researcher, a student, a teacher. 

But, when it comes to athletics and umm....
my husband trying to teach me....
well...
I become sort of like a little kid
who doesn't want to be told what to do.
Even if he is pretty cute. 

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And the past few weeks, HH has been pushing me to get off the groomed runs and ski the deep powder and the steep runs with moguls and trees. 

I think his intentions are good— he wants me to be able to ski with the boys who are quickly surpassing my skill level. 
So, I'm letting him teach me.
Kind of. 



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We are serious business here because when you are over thirty five and smile with goggles on it makes you look seventy. 

This does not mean I'm not complaining that my boots hurt. 
To which he responds by adjusting them for me with utter patience until they fit just right.

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This does not mean that I don't give him dirty looks when he guides me to a steep run with trees. 
To which he responds with- You can do it. Up and down. Get a rhythm. Keep your shoulders facing down. 
To which I say- But, if I face down the hill then I might get going too fast and fall and break my legs and  then who will do the laundry?

And then I go down, making the most ungracious turns you've ever seen with the most ungracious language spewing from my mouth. 
I don't have anything close to a potty mouth.
Except for when something slams on my foot or hand or when I drop something valuable or when my husband makes  helps me ski down scary runs.


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But, today I went down them without a foul word and without a complaint and with a tad of confidence. 

Sometimes it pays to be teachable...

even if you don't feel like it. 

Are you teachable?
By those close to you?


9 comments:

2 Moms of a Feather...Stick Together said...

Yea for you!
You can be Brave...You can do it!
Keep up the Good work!
Nancy

Rebekah said...

Amazing veiw!
Yes, I have felt that way many times.
Double black diamonds... if you take a jump you just dropped several yards down the hill/cliff. Yep kinda scary...I just don't think about it.

MamaMonki said...

Yaaay! You go girl! Me - I'll be in the lodge sipping hot chocolate. I'm not even brave enough to tackle the bunny hills.

MamaMonki said...

Yaaay! You go girl! Me - I'll be in the lodge sipping hot chocolate. I'm not even brave enough to tackle the bunny hills.

MamaMonki said...

Yaaay! You go girl! Me - I'll be in the lodge sipping hot chocolate. I'm not even brave enough to tackle the bunny hills.

donahugh43 said...

That sounded so familiar, you are a better woman than i. I would listen but not do. Who am i going to ski with now,Little Bear. So proud of you.

Love And Maple Syrup said...

Good job, B! Way to be teachable AND fearless :) I'm great at teaching, but not so great at being teachable. maybe something to think about for Lent...

Joybird said...

1) yes
2) no

hmmm, does 2 mean that 1 should be no, too? Shall have to ponder.

Brigetta's Mom said...

Wow!
So So proud of you.
I"ll be there to help with the laundry soon:-) Mommy