"You wear a helmet, right?"
"ummm, well, I would wear a helmet if I was skiing with another person that was over the age of 7 but, mom, I just stay on the beginner runs and I don't go fast and...." (mistake #3)
"WHAT???? Wait, you don't wear a helmet? I wear a helmet you should wear a helmet."
Oh God no...here it comes...don't say it, don't say it...
"You could die ya know, if you hit your head. Do you not love your kids enough to wear a helmet?"
Yes, pick your jaws up off the keyboard...she actually said those words. The funny thing about all this is I have been looking for a helmet and have every intention of buying one now that my kids love to ski and I would rent one if I was going with another adult and would be skiing on any runs besides beginner runs.
My lovely mother has told me that she is buying me a helmet when she comes up and I am to wear it while skiing all the time. I think I am going to take it one step further and wear it just ALL THE TIME!!! I will photograph myself sitting on a park bench in the helmet, driving in my car in the helmet, watching tv in the helmet, etc. I know I turn into a child when things like this happen but, I LOVE IT!!! (mistake #4)