Twenty mums and their babies and toddlers took to the rollerena this morning. We put our skates on and had the rink to ourselves, strollers allowed. Skates started at a toddler size eight so Sam got to put those tiny little skates on and have a go. He liked having the wheels on his feet but surprised me by not really wanting to attempt to skate. I really thought he would have taken to it a lot better as he is usually so mobile and has great balance. Whenever he tried to take a step it would end with him buckling and me struggling to keep him upright. He soon lost patience after taking a few rolls onto the floor and then preferred to be pushed around in the stroller, with his skates on. He called the rink “the races” and liked to pretend to be an aeroplane while I pushed him around in circles.
Sam’s two year old friend, Cally, also fit into the toddler skates and seemed to fare much better. She did a much better job of staying upright and tottered around the rink wearing jeans and a bright pink tutu. Other smaller children had fun running around together while the mums skated past.
Baby Bea also got in on the action and took her place at the front of the stroller with big brother Sam perched on the back seat. Pushing the two of them around was quite the work out. It was a lot of fun, but definitely hard work juggling two children while wearing skates.