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Monday, January 18, 2010

Ice Skating


So the last couple of weekends, we have been attempting ice skating. Allow me to mention here that the husband has claimed to be afraid to come with us fearing a broken leg which would render him unable to work and of the boys getting concussions resulting in large hospital bills. I only believe half of this statement, I'll leave you to guess which half. Anyway the boys were all for this, sports loving, never stop moving children that I have. So off we went. Now I think the six year old envisioned his first day of skating would
go something like this...




In reality it was a little more like this...


My sons were not daunted and tried again this weekend. I was able to bring reinforcements this weekend and by reinforcements I mean three of my sisters. This was so we could divide the help among the two boys and also in the hope that they would be of more help to the boys since my main response to them falling was letting go of their hand and letting them fall. (Hey pregnant ladies don't have the greatest balance and I was afraid they would pull me down with them!) Anyway, it was still slow going especially since my boys have stubborn, independent little souls (especially the six year old) and generally resisted well meaning advice and helping hands. They live by the mantra of they can do it themselves which works well on solid ground and not so well on ice. At any rate no one was traumatized, no bones were broken and we will probably live to skate again. :)

8 comments:

mama-face said...

Wow, you can skate well enough to skate while you're pregnant? I am impressed! I can't even stand up while holding onto the railing.

I made a point of having my children take ice skating lessons so they weren't wusses like me when they grew up. Hope they appreciated it! :) YAY for your boys!

shortmama said...

Id fall down before I ever even made it in the rink...im that talented

Lisa Anne said...

I want to go ice skating, howere my BF broke his teeth out before ice skating and won't even try it. My son on the other hand isn't interested either. I need to just go by myself. LOL

Ed Adams said...

Oh my, be careful.

Elle said...

Good idea on the reinforcements. I would let go of their hands too. Pretty impressive..SWP (skating while pregnant)!

The Blue Zoo said...

I went ice skating once. I actually did very well. Until I fell. And when I fell I took a couple people with me! LOL

MiMi said...

I can barely walk when I'm pregnant, so ice skating? Go girl!

Stacy said...

My boys want to go ice skating, although they've never been. I won't take them though, I fell when I was in 6th grade and threw up and everything....so they will never learn to ice skate. I'm too traumatized =)