I don’t know if I have that title right or not. I have to say that that song was before my time. Although, I do know what the key was for. Ha!
Roller skates as a whole are much before my children’s time. I think even roller blades have gone by the way side.
But, yesterday we did some time travel on a very small scale. We went to the roller rink. David was invited to a skating party this past weekend and Daniel was green with envy (it’s not his color in case you were wondering). He lamented on the way home, “I’ve wanted roller skates for my whole entire life.”
I’m not sure that he feels the same now that he’s experienced skating. He spent as much time on the floor as he did upright, but I think that’s the way that it goes when you’re learning how to skate or ski or ride a bike. That’s why you learn when your young. It hurts far less to fall when you’re young. Trust me on that fact! I can barely walk today and standing up isn’t easy and sitting isn’t treating me all that well either. So, without further ado, here are some of my thoughts on my roller skating adventure;
- I’m totally ready to try out for Roller Derby next year. That is, if grace isn’t a requirement!
- If you were totally really cool when skating was, too… you’re probably not anymore.. that is, if you’re still skating like a champ to prove it.
- I’m certain that I didn’t look as smooth as I thought I did. And I’m pretty sure I wasn’t going very fast. But, it feels cool to be on wheels. Hey, maybe that’s why those guys were showing off so much..?
- It turns out that while Daniel *did* want roller skates for the last 8 years, mere minutes wearing them changed his mind. He now wants roller blades because those are so much easier.
As a last note, I’d like to apologize to anyone who was skating at Skateland last night for any physical or mental damage that myself or my children caused. I swear they didn’t mean to cause any minor heart attacks &/or injuries. I promise that they’ll get better in the future…