We still haven't gotten any snow to speak of, but the girls decided the skating rink conditions of our driveway would make for perfect sledding.
Yes, we're the mean parents who forced our kids to wear helmets while sliding down a sheet of ice. Nina was none too pleased about it, but she complied. Addie had no complaints, and after she split her chin open, I think she appreciated the need for a helmet for the rest of her head.
Until the "chin meets ice" incident, Addie had a ball. Her cackle in this video cracked me up.
Eventually, the whole neighborhood discovered that our icy driveway made a pretty nice sledding hill.
It doesn't look like any of their parents are as mean as us. I'm OK with that though. We already have one kid with a broken leg. I'm all about injury prevention measures right now.
Today's sledding was definitely more successful than last week's sledding fail, but I'm really thinking we may need to take these poor children up to the mountains one weekend, so they can sled on some actual snow.