Adam loves to ski. He's never taken lessons, but about 5 years ago when he was 10, his Aunt Kelli took him skiing and she said he was a natural. Some of his friends parents who've taken him say the same thing. He's a great skier. It looks like this year he's going to have lots of opportunity to go either with friends' parents, or the boys will ride the bus up the hill.
So, he asked for ski stuff for Christmas. Rather than get him a bunch of stuff that he'd look at and say "Ok, which one of you hillbillies picked this out?", we decided to take him to pick out his own cool crap.
$1,200.00 later, he's all set. Helmet, goggles, scarf, pants, jacket, skis, bindings, poles, socks and boots (we leased those cause his feet are growing so fast - he's a size 11 at 15!)
Silly me, I thought it would cost about $800 for everything. It's peanut butter and jelly for the next few months...