Monday, February 11, 2008

Still in One Piece

MENTAL STATUS: "Fuzzy" Tired from yesterday. Roller skating is a real workout.

Well, I had a fun weekend. Went and had sushi with the hubby and another couple on Friday night. (I absolutely love sushi) then on Sunday we took the little girlie to a roller skating birthday party.

This was only the second time the girlie has been on roller skates. So she's not...good. Not bad, but not exactly good. But she looked cute! I bought her roller skates of her own with the light up wheels and put her hair in braided pigtails. Adorable.

Alas, she spent most of her time in the center rink--with all the three year olds--while all her friends whizzed by her. Taking pity on that display, my hubby turned to me and said, "I wonder if you're allowed out there without roller skates? She could use some help." That's when my big mouth opened up. "Maybe I should put on roller skates in case she needs help," I said.

Even though I was doubtful of my sudden decision, the hubby egged me on and assured me it's just like riding a bike.

Well, I'm happy to say, it is like riding a bike!

It all came back to me. Eventually. Even my half turns came back. But there was a moment of panic when I made it around the rink then drew a blank on how to stop. I didn't fall once. I almost fell quite a few times, but never actually hit the floor.

So I hung out with my daughter and taught her how to stop and turn. She got better by the end of the party and had a GREAT time. I did, too. Unfortunately, I think it was little too much for me because I was asleep by 9 o'clock that night. My hubby didn't expect any less from me. Whenever they announced it was time for 18 and over on the rink, I went out and skated. I really worked up a sweat.

Anyhew, I realized the last time I was on skates was seventh grade. Thinking about that now, I'm lucky I didn't break anything. What was I thinking?

When was the last time you went roller skating?


Stephanie said...

Wow, it had to have been around the same time, about 7th or 8th grade last time I actually skating. That was the local hangout from my town, so I went there once or twice just to hang out. And make fun of the old fogies who were skating, too. ;o) Just KIDDING!!! HA!

My daughter gets the short end of the stick. I never learned how to skate, I stayed on the wall the entire time so I wouldn't fall (I was a big chicken as a kid), so it'll be hubby teaching our kids. I WOULD break something!

lainey bancroft said...

Ah, memories...I used to spend every weekend at the roller rink. 7th, 8th grade. We don't have them around here any more.:(

If we did, I'd give it a whirl though!

I had roller blades about 8 years ago when my kids were learning and I did 'not bad'. Okay, so I didn't beak anything, but I wasn't exactly graceful.

Kristen Painter said...

Oh man, I haven't been roller skating in SO long! I used to love it. I had big white skates with red and blue pom-poms. LOL

Patricia W. said...

I was going to say 9th grade but no, it would have been about 10 years ago at a church youth skating party. Wow...

Sounds like you had a ball.

Lesley said...

Gosh it's been about four years since I was on ice skates and longer since I was on roller skates. I wanna go skating!!! hmm...probably should wait a few months. LOL