It is so fun as a parent to see your kids excell. Carter tried to ski on one last year but the ski was small and the weather was cold and we didn't quite get it. He was determined to be the youngest one skier in the family (which I knew he would since Garth was 17 and I was 11 when we learned). So this year, we let him try with my ski and it only took him a handful of tries and he was up!! Days later he even braved crossing the wake. He still has days that he struggles and doesn't get up but he is doing so well! I am such a proud waterski mama!
Keep it up Carter! I hope you remember the joy you felt when you wanted something badly, worked hard, and accomplished it!