Monday, September 26, 2011

Return to the Ice Rink

You know that winter is right around the corner with the start of my son’s ice skating class over the weekend.

A year ago, Kai took this class for the first time. He could barely stand up on his skates. He was very wobbly on the ice. He was scared, and wanted to clutch onto the girls who were helping him learn.

By the end of the class in the spring, he was able to skate on his own and even skated in an ice show.

Still, I wasn’t sure how he would react to the start of the class now. Sometimes he has anxiety about things that he hasn’t done in a little while. So I was relieved when he was happy to go to the class on Saturday morning.

And when we got there, he didn’t show any signs of the nearly five-month layoff from skating. He skated easily on his own.

On Sunday evening, we always have him do his homework where he has to write about one thing that he did over the weekend. He doesn’t like to write, so it is hard to get him to do this assignment at times. Other times he can’t decide what to write about.

This time, he knew right away that he wanted to write about his skating class. He wrote that he had fun and that it was his favorite thing over the weekend. Thinking about how far he has come in a year, it was my favorite thing, too.

1 comment:

  1. Kai not only loves skating...he had retained his confidence in his skills.

    To have had him write about it, without complaint from him, must have been a very pleasant is one of the great things about being a parent...effecting, and observing, positive growth in our children.


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