why do i enjoy having my kids suffer like we did in the 70's and 80's? ok, it's actually less on the suffering part and more of the "figure shit out or die" type of childhood play that i enjoy so much... i think it really helped me become resilient and to "think out of the box" type of person.
so do you remember those "death like" roller skates,? yep- you got it...adjustable 70's metal skates with ONE strap and no breaks! i found two pairs of them! christ, if that wasn't the universe providing my girls with an 80's holdback i don't know what is! when i showed greg (hubby) the skates he said "are you trying to kill them?" really? says the guy who tries to pull 360's on an air chair on the lake.
me : "R E L A X babe, they have grass to land on" (and dollar store mittens to protect their hands)!
and all you others need to calm down and put your phone away folks, no need to call child services....their still alive people! we did worse, FAR WORSE in our day!
the girls night was spent mostly in the downward dog position and i couldn't stop laughing or grinning at the constant falling - high pitched screaming-falling or laughter mixed with joy when they didn't fall.
they asked for help. to which i replied "HELP!, good lord, you kids are soft. your on your own roller girls... remember were building layers to your onion"! (i did try to help by popping up a you tube video for tips but that went through on roller skate and out the other).
The crazy part- they loved it and what to do it again! REALLY??!! Clearly they like doing yoga (with wheels on)!
This my fellow P's is the evil joys i get to have while i parent my kids to be strong out of the box, resilient people!!
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