Wednesday, July 23, 2008


The urchins have discovered the joy that is rollerskating.


The first experience (which I oh-so-wrongly thought was no big deal) was in June, at the kickoff party for Vacation Bible School. It was a private party, and even at that the drama began. Some girl (he didn't know her) had a friend tell him that she "liked him." It was a short-lived romance, as he hasn't seen her since.

Oh lawzy.

I should have known then. Perhaps I did, and I chose to ignore it.

The urchins decided that skating was a fantastic time, and we've been twice since that fateful first. Last time we invited friends along, and the children mostly stayed in their own little group. We invited friends this time, but they had relatives stop in at the last minute, so the urchins were on their own for this trip.

Spyder is a friendly little cuss. Sass is too, but Spyder is fearless. He can (and will) talk to just about anyone. (Shhhh ... I think he gets that from his mama.) Anyway, he somehow managed to play a game of air hockey with a girl, probably a little younger than he is. They had a fun game, and at the end of the game the little girl skated over to him and said


At least, I'm pretty sure that's what she said. She didn't put any spaces between her words either. And then she skated off. I'm pretty sure he had no clue what she said, since he called after her, "Good game, but I won!"

Doesn't that kind of sportsmanship make you just swell with pride?

Let me tell you, that little exchange created a little time warp for me. All of those long-forgotten skating memories of my youth came rushing back. And it absolutely cemented my decision never to just drop them off at the skating rink.



Vanessa said...

GAH! They grow up fast I guess. I have many great memories of roller skating too. Nice air conditioning, dark room, umm, yeah, don't drop them off there anymore!

My Spacious Cranium said...

YES. NEVER drop them off at the rink. Like 12 of my friends conceived children in the bathroom.

The Boyds Family said...

Holy Crap at the comment above...

I never got into the skating thing but my oldest daughter loves it - and she's vey good too! I'm glad you guys had a fun time and those flirty comments are so cute!!

You can't drop your kids off anywhere anymore.

CelticBuffy said...

WE've taken the kids skating twice over this past year and will probably do more of it once we move. But, yeah, I don't think I'll ever be ready to let Anime and Actress go unsupervised.