13 thoughts on “Fun Thing: Sledding

  1. Anne

    What beautiful pictures. It looks like fun and your family is lovely, as usual. I hate to be a killjoy, but I just felt the need to share this. My neighbor boys were sledding a couple weeks ago and the younger one hit an icy patch and flew off his sled and landed on his head. He ended up in the hospital for two days with a very serious skull fracture. I come from a long line of fraidy-cats, so sledding is not something I have a ton of experience with. So I don’t know if this is a freak accident or if people should seriously consider helmets for sledding. Just want to put it out there, helmets might me a good thing.

  2. Molly Chase

    @Anne: Freak accident. I grew up sledding, tubing and skiing in Michigan winters and never hurt myself once, nor do I know anyone who ever did.

    Maggie, these are adorable. Hank is gorgeous. Hope you had a great time.

  3. ruth

    did you know that people from kentucky call hats (stocking hots, ski hats, winter hats, whatever you’d like to call them) toboggans? As if they are sleds themselves?

    I only found this out a few years ago when people from kentucky entered my life, and it never ceases to amaze me.

  4. Kelly H

    Lovely picture! I too grew up sledding, tubing and skiing in the Midwest and never got hurt. Sounds like a freak accident. Accidents happen every day just going about your normal life. Maybe wrapping yourself in bubble wrap might be a good thing but come one, seriously. Live a little.

  5. Alison

    Wow. Hank turned into a big boy seemingly overnight. Time flies. (Mine are 9 and 12. I look back longingly.) I’m from Minnesota. My kids sled without a helmet and haven’t had head injuries.

  6. Stacey

    I spent the weekend sking and sledding in Steamboat. Managed to flip my entire body over the front end of my sled. It was a super awesome and graceful move.

    From a random blog follower in Wyoming.
    Stacey

  7. Jan

    Wasn’t there something on your Mighty Life List about taking Hank sledding? Seriously. If not, it isn’t too late to add it and then check it off!

    All the pictures are great, by the top one is my favorite. So great to see such unadulterated joy on a little kid’s face.

    PS to Ruth: that’s not just Kentucky. ;)

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