I made a budget. I stuck to it. I managed to get both my daughters and me outfitted in full rollerblading attire, 2 bucks under budget. Well, ALMOST...I still have to win my last ebay auction tonight!
I grew up roller skating and then switched to blading. I used to skate around and around in my garage to STARLIGHT EXPRESS. I think that is where my theatrical dreams were born....skating in my garage.
I LOVE ROLLERBLADING. I tried to get my husband into it, but he has had several knee surgeries, so he is a little cautious. I have only had a few minor lacerations to my knee caps...before the days of me wearing protective gear.
I used to LOVE rollerblading along the lake front in Chicago. In New York, besides just a little jaunt around the hood, I basically just bladed to and from the gym....even in the rain....and even when I was pregnant. Is that bad?
I finally turned in the old blades b/c they were just plain worn out.
I have been COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS when I would pick it up again, and the day has come. I have found 2 PERFECT places to teach my girls to rollerblade, within a few short blocks of our new condo....and after a few months of training, I am hoping to graduate to Central Park!
I think the 5-year-old will love it....and I know the 2-year-old will too, but she might get frustrated when she is only allowed the MY FIRST SKATES that clip on and have lockable wheels...oh well, I think she will love the Barbie wrist guards and helmet!
This is my Mother's Day gift to myself, and I can't wait for everything to arrive and to get OUT THERE....I seriously can't stop thinking about it! WHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEee....