Mrs. Conductor takes to the ice

yep, the wife has taken the plunge a few weeks ago and decided to learn how to ice skate. A quick rewind. The boy ™ learned to skate about three years ago and someone needed to go out on the ice with him (he was three). That was dad — me. So I taught myself how to skate. I am not great but I have progressed to where I can play in an adult men’s hockey league and at least not completely embarrass myself. Anyway, Mrs. Conductor would sit in the stands and point out how I was “wobbly” or had a wide stance compared to the guys who learned to skate when they were kids. I would respond, ” you go out there.” Well, now she has.

It’s been two weeks now and she’s been clinging to the wall. She has made it five times around the rink with each time taking about 10 to 15 minutes. She’s getting better but it’s going to take some time. I give her all the credit in the world as it’s hard to get out there when you are in your mid-to-late 30s and hoping to not to embarrass yourself when kids like our son will come up and hockey stop in your face, spraying snow on you.

The hope is that she learns how to skate before our daughter, the girl ™ turns three which is when she can begin to take skating lessons. Assuming she does and assuming she wants to go on, at some point, at least three of us will be on the ice so the wife wanted to learn before the girl ™.

I’ll keep you posted on how it is going. But when she asked how she looked out there, I said with a straight face, “you looked kinda wobbly out there and your stance was a bit wide.” She wasn’t pleased. 🙂


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