I have done down hill skiing one time in my life and I've never water skied. There is a reason I have only tried downhill skiing one time. I take that back, there are several reasons.
First, it is extremely intimidating to be on the bunny hill while watching a 6 year old when you are quite a bit older. I could not believe how fast those little ones went going down the hill.
Second, I did sign up for a lesson so I'd have half an idea what I was doing. During the lesson, I asked the instructor how to stop if you started to go down hill backwards. He told me that it couldn't happen. Well guess what! He lied! I was trying to get the rope tow so I could go up the baby hill and I ended up on the wrong part and went down the hill backwards. The only reason I stopped? I ran into a tree butt first! I had trouble sitting for a couple of days.
Finally, I think the only thing I really like about the whole adventure, was later that day while sitting in front of a fire while drinking a hot cup of cocoa with whipped cream and marshmallows. Everyone tells me I should give it another chance but I'm still thinking about it.