Mama Diaries

Monday, January 13, 2014

A New Way to Ice Skate

My nine-year-old son is on a roll with taking things literally.  If you were here a few days ago, you may have read about giving Mama the cold shoulder.  He tossed an ice cube down my sweater and told me he was giving me a cold shoulder because I was engrossed in my work and not giving him enough attention.

The most recent escapade again involved ice.  I was sitting at my computer, typing away, when I heard a very strange sound.  It seemed like something was being dragged across our hard-wood floors.

A couple of seconds later, my boy appeared, sliding his feet along the ground.

"What are you doing?" I asked.

He lifted his foot and revealed an ice cube underneath.  "Ice skating."

I didn't even know what to say to that.  I shook my head as he grinned and continued his laps around the house.

"Change your socks when you're done!" I hollered after him.

What next?    

35 comments:

  1. Hopefully he never takes break the ice seriously

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    1. That should be interesting, now that you mention it...

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    2. Could you imagine that as a pick-up line: "Hey, I'd like to break the ice with you - SMASH!"

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  2. Sounds like you have your very own "ice capades" going on.

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  3. Add some soap and let him clean the floors!

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    1. The ice would probably turn the soap to soapsicles!

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  4. Always something going on at your house–just the way my house used to be. I miss those days, but I love my oxymorons (adult children) dearly.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Different chapters of life - it's good to appreciate our kids and enjoy every moment no matter what chapter they're in!

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  5. I think someone needs to keep the ice away from him. LOL!

    (By the way, I changed my comment type form on my author blog. I don't know why the embed form was giving you troubles. I still appreciate you stopping by and reading, even if you can't comment.)

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    1. Funny you should say that. I just went into the freezer to inspect the ice supply, and a found a huge glob of about twenty cubes stuck together sitting on the shelf. I wonder what the boy's plans are for that! LOL!

      I'm not sure why I can't comment on your page. I have the same trouble with Alex's blog. No problem with any one else's, though. I'll keep trying.

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  6. Hope he mopped the floors after the choreography

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    1. Ha! No. I think his socks got wetter than the floors.

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  7. Your son has a great imagination. I didn't think of either of those things to torture my mom with when I was his age. I hope he didn't fall. I take my hat off to you for your patience. Being that patient is definitely not easy.

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    1. He has an amazing imagination. I've learned not to sweat the small stuff. If he was doing something dangerous or destructive, that would be a different story!

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  8. A creative mind. . .and all that.

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  9. That kid cracks me up. He's a gold mine.

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    1. I could write a book about all the crazy things he does!

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  10. HA! The Olympics are in his future!

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    1. I bet he'd get straight 10s from the judges!

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  11. Your son may well become a hockey player. Before I make a total ice of myself, I shall slide on out of here....

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

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    1. I hope not. Hockey players have trouble keeping their teeth!

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  12. I see a great future ahead of him!

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    1. Yes. As a stand-up (or ice-skating) comedian!

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  13. Your family must give you plenty of laughs in your life. Enjoy the children before they get to the dating stage.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Oy! Did you have to remind me? My daughter is almost there!

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  14. A great way to get your floors cleaned. ;)

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