In NO time at all, he was skating like he was born in Alaska. :)
My older son looked at these pictures, and said, “Hey, he looks like Iron Man!” Lol! He does, doesn’t he? Those yellow dots are actually a couple of sticky backed reflectors I put on his camo coat. We were on the road, after all.
One even asked if I’d lost my mind. Lol!
But OH MY GOODNESS, did we have fun! You can thank my oldest son for all the pictures. He didn’t have skates that fit, and was still feeling crummy with the flu. So he simply popped out for a few minutes here and there with the camera.
Growing up with a farm pond on our property, I spent gobs of time ice skating in the winter. Sometimes it was just my neighbor friends and me skating for fun. And sometimes my brother would have a crew of his friends over for some serious hockey matches.
Which I of course was in the thick of. :)
My boys have always had trouble imagining me as a competitive hockey player. So it was fun to show them a few things. Thankfully, I didn’t break anything important in the process…like a hip or leg! Hee-hee! It’s amazing how skating comes back to you so easily.
I did learn something, though. NEVER trust a lawn chair on ice.
Growing up, we always hopped up on the dock to change our skates. And docks don’t move.
When I went to sit down on my trusty lawn chair, the silly thing went right out from under me! Of course, there had to be a picture of me on my butt. :) Actually, I think he took TEN. But I’ll spare you!
We had so much fun skating, I actually BOUGHT a garden hose yesterday (ours are frozen stiff) so I could flood a part of our drive again during this cold snap.
If the neighbors thought I was crazy before, I hope they don’t see what I’m about to do!!!
ICE SKATING ANYONE?????