Mama Diaries

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Skating Rink

"Mama, I'm going ice skating," my nine-year-old son announced.

I looked outside.  The snow had melted.  I couldn't imagine what he was talking about.  Besides, the kid didn't even own a pair of ice skates.  "Dude, what are you talking about?"

He put on his coat and went out onto the back deck.  "Right here, Mama.  This is an ice rink."

It was indeed an ice rink.  Since the deck stays in the shade most of the day, the snow and ice was completely hardened, and as smooth and slick as a rink.   Bubba wobbled across the deck, wearing his tennis shoes.  He attempted a fancy spin, and promptly landed on his bottom.

"Careful," I said.

He grinned. "This is better than watching the Olympics!"  He did another fancy slide across the ice.  "What would you give me for that one?"

"A perfect ten!"

38 comments:

  1. Better get that kid a skating partner!

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    1. That skating partner would probably be me!

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  2. thank God he didn't dress himself up in one of those kitschy skating outfits :)

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  3. Maybe he'll be seen in the Olympics soon

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    1. I'm sure he'd get a perfect 10 for his comedy acts!

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  4. I'd give him a ten, too—especially for his wonderful imagination and creativity!

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  5. Nice! Better than wearing socks on the tile/wood floor!

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  6. Very good score for Bubba! He's athletic as well as being a chef, a barber a hairdresser, etc!

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  7. Cute! And much better than the Olympics.

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  8. Too cute! Glad to see he continues to find ways to entertain himself. :P

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    1. Sending kids outside is a good way for them to find things to entertain themselves!

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  9. Sounds like your deck is more frozen than some of the Olympic courses. You go, Bubba!

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  10. I attempted this many a time when I was little, always resulting in a fall and then a laugh from my sister :)

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    1. I find it much easier to be on ice skates than to attempt to slide around with shoes on ice.

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  11. That's fun! If he had a ball and a broom, he could play broomball! I swear I am not making that up :-) My dad used to play it (okay the brooms are a little different at the league level, but still...)

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    1. That does sound like fun. Kind of like hockey. We'll have to try that if we get another slick ice rink on our deck.

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  12. I tried the same thing on my deck this morning. I fell down and went boom.

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    1. I've been told I have a bruise on me bum.
      I'll take her word for it.
      Poor girl had to look at my hiney.

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  13. As someone who has absolutely no interest in the Olympics, I'll take a slide around an icy deck any day!

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    1. Better than sitting on your bottom, that's for sure!

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  14. LOL, kids. I wish I had a frozen deck right now

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    1. I would invite you over, but my rink has melted. Maybe next time. ;)

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  15. Making the best of cold weather- that's a good thing!

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    1. My kids have really been enjoying the winter weather!

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  16. And you didn't have to pay for ice skates or rink time. Right on, Bubba!

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. This was a cheap skate. But now he wants to go to a real rink. Not such a cheap skate!

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  17. Human, Sherry,

    That must have been quite the moment. My human did a similar thing and made an ice of himself.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

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  18. Better than watching the Olympics... How cute! I love it. We haven't seen real ice (other than in our freezer or drinks) for YEARS. Some days it's hard to remember it really exists.

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  19. Living the fun is surely better than watching it. I agree. That kid is brilliant.

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