The little girl who just a couple weeks ago told me that she was scared of the sled has had a change of heart. Big time. Daddy took her sledding today (while Chase and I watched from the car). She said she didn't want to go when we asked her, but were able to convince her by telling her we'd just make a snowman. Little white lies on occasion are harmless, right? :)
After about 1/2 hour of sledding, Addison and Daddy made their final decent down the hill and came to the car. Addison was in tears. "I don't want to go! More sledding! More sledding!" It turns out our neighbors were there and had some really cool sleds. I guess our little toboggan wasn't good enough. Once she saw the other kids on the sled and went on them herself, she was a changed girl. The neighbors sleds went FAST and she wanted to go all by HERSELF! I guess our sled wasn't DANGEROUS enough for our little dare devil. :)
The problem was that our neighbors were leaving and it was their sled she wanted to ride on. So, we told her we would go get a sled for her and head back to the hill for more sledding. 4 stores later, no sled. Fortunately she was understanding of the situation. The entire city of Columbus is sold out of sleds (we called a half dozen more stores when we got home). We'll definitely have to put this on our list of things to get at the beginning of next season and in the meantime, hopefully our neighbors won't mind us borrowing theirs!
Now, Addison tells everyone who will listen, "I like sledding!"