10 Things Learned by Watching a Grade 1 Skate

1) If you have a purple helmet so your mom can spot you easier, she probably didn’t take into account that Walmart sold that same purple helmet to about 50 other moms whose kids are skating. Same with the pink coat.

2) Even if you don’t skate well, if you’re wearing a glamourous scarf it really shouldn’t matter because the other kids who skate better will be watching your scarf and not your feet.

3) ‘Zamboni’ is a very cool word. There are few other places besides a rink that one can use that word.

4) It’s easier to skate with the crowd, but not nearly as adventurous as skating against them.

5) Falling can be hard and cold, but if you laugh at yourself when you do it, things don’t seem nearly so bad.

6) Skating (like life) is all about balance.

7) Even if you feel like you’re just going in circles, sometimes you are making great progress.

8) There is always someone more wobbly than you.

9) When things get really wobbly, your friends can hold you up. Good friends are there waiting to do just that.

10) Cocoa warms your insides even before you drink any.

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4 Responses to “10 Things Learned by Watching a Grade 1 Skate”


  1. 1 Rambling Mom November 22, 2006 at 2:16 am

    I WANNA DRIVE A ZAMBONI!!!!

  2. 2 Alto2 November 22, 2006 at 4:56 pm

    Knowing you and my other AugMom friends are out there makes me feel less wobbly today.

  3. 3 Mom of 4K November 22, 2006 at 5:37 pm

    I love your insight. Sure would love to go skating with you and the girls. I would bring my girly.
    🙂

  4. 4 Robin November 23, 2006 at 5:32 pm

    This was great! Lots of insight to be found here. 🙂

    I need a zamboni. For my pond. A mini-zamboni.


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