Monday, March 8, 2010


My youngest daughter started skating at school the other day. This was her very first time ever on skates. Needless to say, she didn't skate circles around...well, anything.

Her teacher first taught them how to fall and get back up. Well, she got the falling part down pat. Unfortunately she was not able to get back up. So after a bit I convinced her to come to the boards to help her up. She got up, but she didn't let go of the boards. Her dad and I both wished we had skates so we could have helped her. We both felt so bad.

Near the end, her teacher came and got her, this is when we found her skates weren't tied properly and they were a bit too big. (We got there late so someone else tied them for her) I retied them quite tight, which helped, but they were just too big.

Since then, we took her and our middle one out skating. The next time she went skating with the school she was awesome! She only fell twice and didn't hold the boards at all. She was still cautious, but in a good way. She skated in the middle of the ice all by herself. We were so proud of her. And more importantly she was proud of herself.

I just wish we had taken them out sooner to practice. One, it would have been helpful to them, and two, now it is melting and we will have to wait until next year to do it again.

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