Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Family Day Skate

Yesterday was Family Day, a holiday for many Albertans including Craig for once. Actually, he had Presidents day off, not Family Day. But it doesn't matter, we were all home together.

All four of us have been sick but yesterday we thought we felt good enough to do something. Why not a family skate? So off to an indoor rink we went.

Everyone had a great time, the boys laughing at me for my slow skating. Hey, I have my first pair of skates in about 20 years, and that ice is much harder at 42 then it ever was at 12. Speed is not my goal at the moment.

The boys are improving. They played tag with Daddy while I practiced not falling.

At one point, I skated up to Matthew, who had fallen again. His pants were soaked from falling. I asked him if he was having a fun time.

"This is GREAT Mommy!" he said as he hopped up and skated away.

I watched him skate. It isn't the prettiest sight. His left foot is not strong and wobbles terribly without his AFO. He tried to skate with mostly his right. And he spends a lot of time on his butt. But that doesn't matter to him. What matters is he can go faster then Mommy and it is a lot of fun.

And you know what? That is all that matters to me too. I know he will never be a Gretzky. That's not what I want. His name isn't Wayne, his name is Matthew.

And he is a great one.

5 comments:

Dana Goldstein said...

"And you know what? That is all that matters to me too. I know he will never be a Gretzky. That's not what I want. His name isn't Wayne, his name is Matthew.

And he is a great one."

Awww - you are a great one too Jo-Ann!

Jennifer said...

I'm with Dana! He has great stuff in his blood!

Kendall said...

Hi Jo-Ann! I would love for you to add my blog to your list. I really enjoy reading your story and seeing how active and 8 year old with clubfoot can be. I will definitely be following your blog for future references!

Also, it's nice to see another mother surviving with 2 kids close in age :)
Thanks!!
Kendall

Jenn M said...

Very cool. I am not a skater.. My goal is try to not embarrass myself..

Elyse said...

Jo-Ann, so glad you found me! I'd love it if you added my blog to your blog list. I'll do the same for yours if you let me know that is okay. It is very soothing to know that other people have gone through the same emotional crazi-ness as us. This one isn't even born yet but I will document how he does.