The kid's had a half day of school today for President's Day. After school I took them for hair cuts and then we met up with some friends at the ice skating rink. (My attempt to keep the house quiet for Haldan.)
My kids have only ice skated a few times, but do ok. Up until today Connor's even been asking for ice skating lessons. So, I thought it was a great idea. I don't know where it went so wrong. Maybe their rollerblading has contributed in a negative way. (I've been letting them skate in the basement on really cold days.) It seems both Connor and Camille were leaning their feet inward and dragging their right foot; a habit that will be hard to break. I tried to show them how to keep their skates straight and find their balance, but both children are stubborn and wanted nothing to do with my help.
I think Connor is one of those kids that wants to do something perfect or he doesn't want to do it at all, at least that's my thinking on the matter. That, and maybe he was embarrassed having friends from school around. I'm really not sure.