Watching people fall down is pretty funny. Watching your kids fall down can be funny too, as long as nothing gets broken. So when Isaac got an invitation to a birthday party at the roller rink I made sure the batteries were charged and the memory card was empty. Big photo op since it’s been over a year since Isaac skated, and Jonathan has never skated before. I was sure Jonny wouldn’t do it, but once he saw me lacing up Isaac he demanded a pair of his own. He hesitantly stepped out onto the rink just in time for the hokey-pokey.
Standing still on skates is easy, right?
Isaac did really well this time around,
for a while.
Jonathan took my advice to cling to the walls for dear life.
He did venture out quite a bit, and had a ton of fun. Benjamin had fun too; someone bought him a new toy.
And when I got him out of his stroller he was laughing and giggling doubled-over. He had a blast.
It was a surprisingly enjoyable birthday party, which is quite an achievement. Usually I’m stabbing myself in the neck with plastic knives halfway through. A great time was had by all, and the kids fell asleep instantly at bedtime.
Isaac asked to go back the next day.