Our older daughter has been asking to go ice skating and we've been reluctant to meet her request. Our thoughts fast forward to a potential hockey player and the last thing we want to do is be up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning for ice time.
At the same time, we want to let our kids try new activities. So, Tom asked another family for hand-me-down skates and when I got back from my own ski at 5:30 last night, both Ava and Tom were ready to go.
"Now. Are you kidding?" said a cold and shocked me. They were headed to the outdoor rink after all.
Apparently, Ava had been going back and forth on her new skates on our rug runner for most of the time I had been out skiing, so Daddy seized the moment of inspiration.
Hats off to an accomodating Dad and a determined first child.
Here's proof of the first skate and proof that we can do something besides ski this winter.