The girls started an ice-skating school last week. They were a bit nervous about the first class but are now very excited to go back. I hope the enthusiasm carries until the second class this weekend. Bubble Gum was like a little noodle on her first class but we had not had time to buy them proper skates so I hope with the new ones she can stay up a bit better. Cotton Candy already knows how to skate so she is very eager to learn new things. The thing is she is a bit shy at first and the type of person who is “afraid” to make mistakes. She wants to know how to do everything right. From the moment she got on that ice she pursed her lips and only relaxed them when she got off it. She would have loved to have a friend in her group for encouragement ( the little sister does not cut it as she is used to being her support and not vice versa). Do you have a child like that? And if so, how do you encourage her/him in new situations? And do you talk to the teachers or trainers about it or do you think it´s just a parent´s over protectiveness and thinking that only my child is an individual who needs extra encouragement from them? I am such a worrier when it comes to these things. It´s funny to talk to my friend who´s daughter is the total opposite character. She started downhill ski-ing and the mom had to tell the teacher not to ” baby” her 4 year old as she is very capable and sporty but if you treat her like a baby, she let´s you do everything for her from picking her up every time she falls.
I guess I´m worrying for nothing. At the moment they both seem excited and as we went to buy them the new skates and they saw all the ice-skating outfits at the store they got even more so. We let them choose some covers for their skates and they also chose some furry (!) gloves to wear at practise.
Have a good weekend!