When was the last time that you went roller skating? Seriously, I went roller skating all the time in elementary school. But as an adult, well….
On Wednesday night, I went to Holiday Skate Center in Orange for an impromptu birthday celebration for Kelly. Carrie had this brilliant idea and it was all organized within 24 hours. She even suggested wearing costumes. Apparently, this is all the rage, because almost everyone was wearing some kind of unique outfit, and even the guys dressed up.
I felt a bit awkward using rented old school lace-up roller skates. It had been so long since I’ve worn a pair. It was too funny seeing all of us growing women, all moms, and one mom-to-be, skating. There were some people at Holiday Skate Center that I called “the regulars”. They were really showing off, which made me laugh. I had to channel my inner twelve-year-old self from 1987 to remember all those rad skills. Unfortunately, I don’t have rad skills now, and I didn’t in 1987 either.
We even snacked on some birthday dessert. I brought pink cupcakes that I had made earlier that day.
We had a fun time, and I didn’t break any bones. Seriously, my mom was worried that I was going to break my arm or leg. She called me immediately on Thursday morning to see if I survived. I told her that I was a bit sore, but nothing was bruised or broken.
I told Angry Husband that we had a fun time and might go again. Ironically he was really supportive and kept telling me that roller skating was a great workout. I nodded and told him, “yes” but I wasn’t wearing stinky rental skates again. I’m sure Elizabeth will agree with me on that one.
I am very excited though, because now I have my own Official Team Sparkle skirt. Doesn’t the red look fabulous with my cropped jeans and roller skates?
Our next challenge? We all want to learn how to roller skate backwards!