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Like Bambi on ice

Monday, December 27, 2010

So, one of my Christmas gifts this year were ice skates. Holy cow. Haven't skated since I was 17 years old and I decided I was too frickin' cool to wear a helmet, something which was required at the rink I used back then.

Fast forward twen..., umm, a FEW years and with kids of my own and still living up in the frozen north - well, what are you going to do, really? Just bite the bullet, get the kids skates, and teach them, that's what.

So that's what I did.

Not gracefully, not even well, but I didn't fall and I even managed to teach the kiddos their first lesson : don't try walking on the ice, it won't work very well. We even started on lesson two: leaning backwards tends to make you fall.

Lesson three is forthcoming: you need to push off to get any kind of momentum going. I doubt we'll cover this one in the next dozen or so sessions, though.

Here are a few pics to prove that I, indeed got on the ice. Still too stubborn to wear a helmet, because, well you know, helmet hair is worse than a concussion, any day. emoticon

Had a really good day!

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DCGUY72 12/29/2010 11:46PM

    Looks like you had an amazing time... And your lookin' like a pro in that last picture !

Hope things are well in your wintery world :)

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RHARRIS80 12/28/2010 9:15AM

    Wow! It looks like you had a great time! I used to skate when I lived in MA... but now that I have lived in Florida for 10 year, I don't think I would be able to stay up for more than a minute.

Great job on not falling and needing that helmet afterall! emoticon

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EUPHRATES 12/28/2010 7:31AM

    LOL - CNN has been running footage of a dear sliding across a frozen pond all morning. :)

Looks SO fun! I wish I could ice skate (my feet cramp within about 10 minutes of having the skates on)!

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ILOVEROSES 12/28/2010 7:21AM

    It sure looks like you all having fun! You never forget how to skate even if you haven't done it in twen..., umm, a FEW years emoticon It happened to me in July in Scotland and I haven't had skates on for at least 30 odd years!
Ania in Australia

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CAROLJ35 12/27/2010 9:48PM

    Boy, this brings back memories! But I will still spend the winter in FL and not miss the snow - at my age. Enjoy!!! (especially the time with kids as they grow up soooo fast!)

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CLAIRESML 12/27/2010 5:35PM

    Hi Minna, I liked your pix. Looked like fun was had by all.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/27/2010 5:00PM

    fun! Skating is such great exercise too!

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ABSOLUTZER0 12/27/2010 4:53PM

    Lessons...lessons...Always an adventure learning them, eh? Yes, a concussion is definitely better than helmet hair! LOL!

Look at you looking so graceful! I like!

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