The people who send those notes home from school should add a couple of important things to their notes.
Like....... NEVER bring 2 children at once who have never skated before in their life.
And.......Make sure and get their skates one size bigger than the shoe size they actually wear. I found this out after I got the kids skates on. (It only took me 30 mintues to lace up the skates-before I found out the skates pinched Jack's toes) Isabella was kind enough to tell me AFTER we went one round around the rink...then told me she needed a bigger size.
And.....there should be a special note for Mom's over 30..... Never take 3 sweet innocent children on a train ride. (you know where the "most experienced" skater goes in front and then everyone forms a train by holding on to the person in front of them. ) That landed in a crash and burn. I had a landing on the bum and bruising, also knocking out all 3 passenger trains behind me, all under the age of 8.
Although....Had I been taking my little Bella the last 3 years, I would have been experienced in skating etiquette. And she would have been an Olympic skater by now, I am sure. Yep, just like ol' mama who train wrecked all those behind me that night.
Isabella did have fun though, it was so fun to see her excitement in skating for the first time. I had so much fun with her. One of my favorite parts was seeing how many of the old songs I could remember the words to. Seeing if possibly I could embarrass her by singing and trying to dance on skates. She would roll her eyes and keep going, I would laugh, and try to remember to act my age. But now really how much fun would that be?
First time skating......Look - all by herself.
And Jack....well after I laced up his skates, I took them off because they were too small. Then I got the size bigger,laced those up and he decided he was NOT going skating. He was frantic about entering the skating rink. I'm not sure if there were too many kids, or too dark, or too loud???? No way was he going out.
I was seriously not going to pay $16 for us to go skating and Jack never try. So he spotted his teacher and said, "I'll just sit with her." I replied, "No Jack, one time around the rink, You'll like it--I'm sure!" Well one time around and I was willing to let him drive himself back home. Torture! To teach 2 to skate at the same time. What was I thinking?
So this is where Jack spent the next 1 1/2 hours after the ONE TIME AROUND the rink. Because I'm sure his teacher didn't mind taking care of Jack after spending all day with kindergarteners.
See why I love her? She actually looks like she's having fun watching Jack for me.
I was glad there were benches all around the rink, Jack could play with my camera and seemed pretty happy to getting his way and not be skating.
Isabella on the other hand is ready to go back next week.