Miss C came home from school one afternoon in late January and proclaimed that we were meeting her friend Sally at the community center to go skating that Friday. Because I am the keeper of the social calendar and her personal chauffeur, I took note. This sounded interesting since she’s only been skating once.
I wasn’t sure what this meant so I called Sally’s mom to find out what the heck this was about. You know how your kids come home and announce some event and you have no idea what they are talking about? Or perhaps my 6-year-old is the only one who does that.
I spoke with Sally’s mom and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that our local community center opens the gym every Friday at 4 during the school year for an hour of skating. The skates are a little old, but it’s free and some kids bring their own inline skates or wear Heelys. It’s great exercise and we’ve made it nearly every Friday for the past 6 weeks. The bonus is watching Miss C become so adept at roller skating getting worn out, which is something I never mastered as a kid. I grew up eight miles from “town” and only went skating once or twice a year for a friend’s birthday party or a church outing. I was a big roller skating FAIL.
I started bringing Miss A to skate Fridays two weeks ago. Her feet are too small for regular roller skates so she wears skates that fasten over her regular shoes. As you can see, she’s also now a pro on wheels.
Cheese on wheels.
Double cheesie goodness on wheels!
Last Friday one of Miss C’s friends, Charlotte, who regularly attends skate Fridays, was absent but one of the boys in her class, Sam, came with his mom. This was the first time a boy had joined the group of skater girls. I asked Miss C where Charlotte was since she is usually there with her grandfather.
“Oh, Charlotte didn’t want to come because Sam was coming,” Miss C said, very matter-of-factly.
“Why not?” I asked. As far as I know, all the kids in Miss C’s class get along.
“Well, Charlotte thinks Sam is cute!”
Now I get it.
And these kids are in first grade?