Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Childrearing, Children, Encouragement, Family, Life Lessons, Mothering, Parenting | Posted on 31-12-2011
Tags: life lessons, rail-holding, rink, roller derby, roller skating
At the roller skating rink, I transform into roller derby Mom. Just check out the Pesky Pippi roller skating cam:
If you’re my child and you tag along for an afternoon of skating, you may hear:
- You WILL skate for the full three hours.
- When Michael Jackson’s Thriller, The J. Geils Band Centerfold, or Rick James’ Super Freak is playing, I will not hold your hand. Those songs are for dancing!
- Let go of the rail! (If you’re skating for the first time, I will make you let go of the rail and balance. This Roller-Skating-Queen did not produce rail-holders.)
And ya know what? After two laps of white-knuckled rail-holding, my youngest son skated on his own.
That goes for life too. No rail-holding. When you give your children wheels, better give them some wings.