Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Learning to Skate.

Jack and Owen are taking ice skating lessons. Living in Minnesota (hockey central), it's a must that they know how to ice skate.  Plus, it's just a really fun winter activity. Pat and I had been talking constantly about taking them or getting them into lessons and then Jack came home from school one day with the news that they would be ice skating in Phy. Ed. That was the kick in the pants we needed to get Jack and Owen started. The very next day, Pat took them to a second hand sports store for ice skates and helmets and we went to open skate that night. One week later, they both began lessons.
I have to admit, I was a little nervous for them to get started. Skating is super fun, but in the beginning it can be frustrating. Oh and the falls...so many falls in the beginning...ouch!  I didn't want them to lose confidence too quickly and want to give up. Well, one of my munchkins tends to let that happen to him when trying out new things while the other is very much the opposite.

Anyway, there was no need for my silly worry because both boys did GREAT! Jack and Owen are happy, brave and excited while they are ice skating. If they should fall, they pop right back up onto their skates and keep-on-a-going! And there have been no tears...zero. But most importantly, they both are truly having fun while they ice skate! That's the best.

I am one proud Momma!

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