“Snowboarding for Sidra and Mac, I feel like they've come a long way as humans,” says Sarah. “They’re good at opening up and looking at a jump or a cliff, although they’ve never done it, they look at it, understand it, and then they just do it. It’s amazing to see the confidence they build as they land each jump or they ski with a group of friends.”
The family is settling into life on the road with all of its ups and downs. There are moments when the camper feels small. Wet clothes are scattered around the floor. Being siblings, minor arguments arise that require some time apart.
Even though they’re not in the classroom, homework still has to be completed. Sometimes “vanschooling” takes precedent over play.
Getting ready in the morning can take a couple of hours. And there are moments when having a snack is more important than taking another lap.
And that’s ok. At the end of the day, they’re kids.
“The first three days were pretty high stress and I was getting frustrated a lot,” says Kyle. “But in reality, the kids were crushing it. They were actually able to make fun of me and that really lightened the mood for me to just let go of certain things.”