My sister and I took ice skating lessons when we were teenagers. Though I was never destined to be a skating star, it did improve my balance on those shiny blades.
Two weeks ago Dave and I took our children out to the skating rink. It's been at least nine years, if not more, since I've been on skates, so I was a little shaky, to say the least.
It didn't take long to get the feel again. Kind of like riding a bike. Pretty soon I was skating backward, doing spins and even trying a few hops.
I'll never forget the look on my eight-year-old's face when I finished that first spin. She wrinkled her nose, frowned at me and said: "Where did you learn to do that?" Like I had been keeping a great secret from her!
It's fun to still pull a few surprises out of my mommy bag. :)
|On skates after nine years!|
|My kiddos thought it would be fun to throw snowballs...|
|My husband pulled my oldest around the rink - |
she thought it was pretty funny.
|The boys don't own skate, yet, so they had fun running|
around in their boots.
|My girls spent so much time on the ice, I thought I'd join them. :)|
|My oldest, perfecting her skills.|