the first time i went ice skating i had an absolute blast. so much fun, in fact, i decided to take my nieces and nephew so they could love it too. my nephew has only gone a few times but he was so small he didn’t remember. this past thanksgiving i thought it would be great to get my nephew and youngest niece on the ice.
my niece is an old pro and quickly abandoned us to skate with her best friends. so that left me and sammy. sammy was barely 2 the first time we went ice skating and i pushed him around the rink. now he’s 9 and very much a big boy. he didn’t get the hang of it right away and the big boy pouting was in full effect. he even marched to the bench to pout. since it was 25 degrees outside, i told him his tears would freeze on his face if he kept crying. i convinced him to give it another try and we went back out on the ice a few rounds with me giving him instruction on how to hold his legs and what to do. eventually he got it. and then he took off like his big sister.
ice skating is a great way to celebrate the cold and the holidays. i’m so happy i got to experience this all with my niece and nephew.