The title on this one is a little misleading, I’m not old. Unless you consider 34 old, then I guess I’m old.
I’ve worn many faces over the years.
I’ve never wanted to grow up, but I did out of necessity to feed, clothe and house my family. So I grew up, but only by the bare minimum to get by. Tonight my pajamas are covered in TIE fighters and Death Star’s, I’m really excited to try something new in my favourite video game (World of Warcraft), and I may have poured myself a glass of strawberry milk as a night cap.
So when Ella asked if she could buy a skateboard so she could learn to skate with her friend, I mustered up my best “Dad frown” and told her we’d have to look into it. Inside I was fist pumping and jumping around like my two year after 4 freezies! I had always wanted to skateboard, but I grew up on an acreage with nothing but gravel roads for miles. Pretty much impossible to learn in those conditions. In highschool a couple friends got boards and started goofing around at lunch, the highschool at plenty of pavement and I had just got my drivers license. Sounds perfect! Until I completely destroyed my knee playing football. Ugh.
Now 17 years later I own a skateboard. I also managed to pick up a skate helmet under the guise of needing a new bike helmet so I can join the girls on bike rides.
Ella and Agatha spent the afternoon out practicing. Sarah even had a go, but I was inside helping a very tired grumpy boy “pew pew” bad guys on the X-box. Agatha came in with a huge grin proclaiming she could ride it standing up! Ella had a blast sitting down and bobsledding down the driveway. Sarah managed to make it turn!
I am jealous.
Tomorrow, tomorrow the girls are off to try to grow chickens without eggshells, Cordelia and Brom have planned an epic adventure involving bugs, snacks and a playground, and I shall attempt to ride a skateboard the first time. It’s going to be #unforgettable.
What “new tricks” did you learn as an “old dog” or what is on your bucket list to do before you just physically can’t anymore? I’d love to know!