How to be a More Adventurous Mom by Awesomely Awake
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I kept staring at the purple carpet under our feet as I laced up my girls roller skates.
Deep purple — just like a roller skating rink should have covering it’s floors.
I always get sweaty in situations like this — helping my children put on difficult clothing items.
I’m not sure why. It’s a sport, really, preparing kids for sports.
Next to us, a friendly faced woman — youngish — sat down on our bench. She wanted to talk to us. You could tell.
I wasn’t sure what to think.
“I haven’t skated in 15 years,” she said, lacing up her roller blades. “I couldn’t find anyone else to come with me today so I decided to come by myself.”
She was smiling. You could tell she was proud of herself.
Ah, a young single woman with nothing to do on a Saturday so she skates by herself. That’s fantastic for her.
I continued to chat with her, nodding my head at her excitement, telling her that, no, I won’t be skating today because, well, it’s easier to help children who are new at skating when we’re not in skates. And, besides, I haven’t skated in years. I wouldn’t know what to do. I’d be afraid I’d …
ABOUT SHAWN: Shawn Ledington Fink is the author of The Playful Family and the Thinking Mama behind the Awesomely Awake who is changing the world — one family at a time. She is a peace and kindness spreader and offers an e-course called The Abundant Mama Project that leads women into a daily gratitude practice.
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