Monday, April 20, 2009

Skating Night - Not So Fun For All

Our family had the opportunity to go to the skating rink with the childrens' group from our church last Tues. Andrew had gone last year and loved every minute of it. Alexis, on the other hand, was too young to go and very upset when she learned that he had gone without her. So, for the past year all we have heard about is how she will be old enough to go and can't wait since it will be SOOO much fun.

Once we got there and put her skates on, her enthusiasm quickly disappeared. She had a death grip on Dale and a terrified look on her face.They managed to make it ONCE around the rink, with Dale mainly dragging her along and holding her up the entire time.This was the face I was given when they finally made it back around to me. "Please don't make me go again." Being the compassionate mom we all know that I am, I had to take a picture of this face before I could console her.She did get off the rink and instead enjoyed 'skating' on the carpet outside of the rink. Then someone informed me that we could tighten her skates to make it easier on her. That did the trick and she was comfortable going back out for another go around or two. Not so sure she will put this on her calendar of things to do annually.

Andrew was a totally different story. He LOVES skating and could never get enough of it. He was chasing friends around the rink and even got daddy to get in on a few races.He said his head felt funny when he would go fast since he no longer had any hair. I am glad he had such a fun time.

Andrew had invited a few buddies from school, Hunter and Zach, who were less then enthusiastic about skating, and preferred to hang out more with Alexis on the carpet. By the end of the night though, they were both able to go around the rink slowly without having to hold onto the side.

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