ice stumbling

April 16, 2008 at 3:51 pm 1 comment

We went ice skating today with our homeschool co-op. This was the first time Alex and Caleb have been on skates and it’s been at least 10 years since I’ve been on the ice. On the way to the rink, I tried to explain what to expect, but I’m not sure everyone heard me.

Alex was quite surprised at how difficult it was and he didn’t wander from hanging onto the safety of the wall until the last few minutes. Caleb, on the other hand, took off running. He was falling constantly and it was pretty funny. By the end of our time there, he wasn’t stumbling as much, but there was never any gliding or skating going on–it was more of a galloping or flailing.

On the way out the door, Caleb asked if we could go back tomorrow. When I told him no, then he asked when we could go back. He asked me all the way home, giving me different options. In contrast, Alex never wants to go ice skating again.


Entry filed under: homeschooling, kids, life.

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  • 1. dooalot  |  April 16, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I can totally visualize the same scenario happening with my two boys… and it would probably fall along the same lines where the older one would not be terribly thrilled with it while the younger would be begging to come back even after a day of falling. Not unlike what happened with us on our hiking trip a couple Sundays back. So funny! 🙂


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