(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday: First skating lessons

by DaniGirl on October 8, 2008 · 5 comments

in Ah, me boys, Canadianisms, Photography

They’re Canadian; of course I had to sign the boys up for skating lessons!

They’d never been on skates before. The morning started out with a lot of this:


After a while of crawling around on the ice, Tristan had progressed to this:


I honestly never expected him to get to this during his very first lesson:


But, most of the time was spent more like this:


Simon was content to stay more or less like this:


Guess which one said he wants to sign up for hockey lessons next year, and which one said he thinks he’ll stick with swimming?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Elise October 8, 2008 at 2:45 pm

Lol !!!!!

2 ewe_are_here October 8, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Love the pics.

My Ramekin wants to go skating. I’m going to try for this winter when they put up the outdoor rink… I grew up on skates, so I’m looking forward to it.

3 Lee October 8, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Terrific photos!

Way to go boys!

4 Barbara October 9, 2008 at 2:07 am

Reid took lessons last winter and again in the summer. I had to go with her due to her age and she was convinced that she needed my support to skate. She is skating at school and with the 1:8 ratio, there aren’t enough adults to go around and so she is skating – and falling and getting back up – alone and feels like a hero for it. How great is it when our kids impress themselves as well as us?

5 Susan October 9, 2008 at 8:55 pm

You will be amazed how quickly they will progress. Then you can join the ranks of us hockey moms. God bless us all!

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