Lila, you had your second skating lesson this morning. The scene at the rink was a tiny bit less chaotic than last week, but still crazy enough to make me want a nap.
George, you aren’t feeling well, so I kept you “home.” Because I drove for the field trip, you had to tag along with us. We watched for a while, and you shouted encouragement and advice to Lila, “Yiya, you actually have to stick your butt out when you skate!” I guess that’s been dad’s advice to you, and you thought you’d share your wisdom.
Lila, you’ve improved so much, even since last week. You can glide and turn around. You can get back up when you fall. Amazing! And you’re still loving it, and I’m really pleased about that. I took a video of you. You were skating along, then turned around without falling. You were so delighted, you paused and applauded yourself, then kept on going.
George, I took you on a Starbucks date while she skated. You had hot chocolate, and of course, it was the first thing you told Lila when you saw her. You knew she’d be so jealous.
George, we came home, had a quick lunch then laid down for the most delicious nap. Two hours snuggled up on my bed together. It was hard to get up to go to school pickup.
We stayed to play after school because the sun was shining and it was quite warm. George, one of your friends was also at the playground, but was confused to see you there because you hadn’t been at school. You told her you also went to skating this morning, and she declared, “You’re sick and you went to skating AND the park???? Your mom is a COMPLETE disaster!” OMG. I laughed so hard.