Ethan's school sponsors a skate night about once a quarter and we haven't gone because I was pregnant all year and giving birth, you know, stuff like that. :) He really wanted to go and has never skated before so we decided to try. And I haven't been on skates in oh, about 6 years. I was a bit wobbly at first too. The kids were so excited but it was so painful to watch as a parent. They fell so hard on their little bottoms and got right back up with big smiles on their faces. Talk about perseverance. We figured out with Ethan's skates after about 15 minutes to have the wheels tightened so they didn't spin as much. That was so much better. They had a great time, but boy it was rough on Mom and Dad. We spent the whole time slowly gliding behind our little fledglings ready to help them up when they inevitably fell.
He was so determined and sweaty by the end of the night.
I was completely stressed and tired by the end of it all. Ahhhhh!
I know I loved roller skating as a kid. I hope they get better at it so I can enjoy skating with them too.