Dad, I almost got this, just one more try!
Posted by: Mike at 2016-12-11 17:16:50
I grew up outside of Toronto, Canada. Our summers are short, but we make the most out of it. I learned how to waterski on long, wooden skis behind an undersized boat....but I loved it. Now, as a parent, I love to see my kids learning the joy of being pulled behind a boat on a sunny summer afternoon. My oldest son, Kyle, took to kneeboarding and wakeboarding fairly quickly. He's not doing any jumps just yet but loves to make hard cuts across the wake and show off to his buddies a bit. We picked up a wake skate last summer and I managed to get up on it a few times. Finally, this past summer, Kyle gave it a go. He tried and tried and tried to get up, without any luck. I kept giving him an out by saying, we can try again tomorrow. He wouldn't quit. He was determined to get up on the wake skate. He kept falling backwards and forwards, until finally, he got up and was able to make some bit cuts. The smile on his face was was clear to anyone watching from the shore. Dad, I almost got this, just one more try! He got it. Well done Kyle. I cannot wait until next summer to see what he can do with his newly acquired skills behind the boat.