Sunday, July 30, 2006


Yesterday we decided to go skating. Or rather, Dear Husband, Firecracker, and DramaQueen skated while I stood safely on the sidelines. I have been rollerskating once in my life, and it was not a pleasant experience. I was just into my teens. The rink was hard and the slipperiest surface I had ever been on. Everyone whizzed past while I inched along the wall. It was not fun at all.

I'm glad the girls have the chance to learn early, and that they aren't at all intimidated by the throngs of faster skaters. DramaQueen did very well--she's been skating twice with camp groups. It was Firecracker's first time, and she also did well, even though she's so tiny I worried a cocky skater wouldn't even notice her. She didn't seem worried, though.

On the way home Firecracker announced that she wanted to ice skate. I've never been on ice skates even once.

I think I need some remedial lessons in being a kid.


  1. I love both ice skating and roller skating, although now that I am a grown-up, I don't get to do either very often.

  2. As my therapist says, "It's never too late to have a happy childhood."

  3. I had exactly the same first time rollerskating experience and I have never been on ice skates. Which makes me marvel at the complete bravery and nonchalance displayed by The Child when it comes to such things. I'm grateful for it, of course. I'd much rather she was willing to take on the challenges her mother was all to willing to pass on but it still is a mystery to me.

  4. Some of us were 'old' when we were very young. I find that as God continues his healing work in me, that I'm getting 'younger' all the time. I'm learning how to have fun. I'm learning how to let go. I'm learning to try new things, and try old things once again.

  5. ya, i definitely think we could all benefit from those remedial lessons in being a people grow up, it seems like they forget how to have fun and enjoy the simple things...