Averie has been asking to go ice skating for a while, so we took her skating for the first time today.
Okay, so I think this was *actually* her second time ice skating, but she doesn’t remember going before (and neither do I). Aaron’s pretty insistent that we took her before – when she was around 1, after a hockey game. I’m sure he’s right, that sounds like something I would have had her do…..
But since I don’t remember it, and she doesn’t remember it, I’m going to call this her first time.
She did pretty darn good!
She did spend a fair amount of time landing on the ice, but she wasn’t ever once afraid to get back up and do it again, and although she looked a little stunned every time she fell down, she didn’t cry once. She made three whole laps around the rink. It doesn’t sound like much, but she wasn’t exactly moving at mach speed either!
Trying to decide now if maybe she’d get more out of taking some skating lessons for a bit instead of enrolling her in dance/re-enrolling in gymnastics after the winter weather is over… Sure seems like it’d probably help her coordination level more than either of the other two.
I’m curious as to others opinions — Averie would do all three if she could, but we’ll probably stick with just one given the commute required… So, what do you think: re-enroll in gymnastics, enroll in dance, or sign her up for skating lessons?