Skates. Check. Snow Pants. Check. Gloves, helmets and skates. Check. After counting down the Saturdays, Skating Lesson Saturday had finally arrived for Peyton and Jonah. Both kids were super excited to get on the ice and felt they were ready to become "the best skaters ever."
Well, after only a few moments after getting on the ice it was very clear that it would be awhile before either child would be proficient skaters. Especially Peyton:( The great news was that there were no tears although there was a lot of 'I can't' coming out of Peyton.
I have to be completely honest and admit that I was a bit flabbergasted with the fact that after a half hour lesson Peyton's biggest success was to stand up with her instructors help and stand without falling for a total of 30 seconds. But... there wasn't any tears and she is looking forward to her next lesson. So I clearly have to accept that while Peyton isn't going to be doing figure eights anytime soon, she may one day.
Jonah had a bit more success on his first lesson. He actually made it across the ice in a step like fashion. And grinning from ear to ear, he was very proud of himself and rightfully so.