I went ice skating with my niece on saturday. It was a lot of fun. She's pretty good for being 4 years old. She can go forward, backward, do a little spin, and if you hold onto one hand she can skate on 1 leg. She's starting Beginner 3 next week, and my SIL already has offers to take Emma on for private lessons. Apparently they see talent there that could be encouraged.
My brother is about half excited. What if she's REALLY good and someday makes it to the Olympics?? SIL and I both laughed. Maybe, but it would also be cool if she was just good, and enjoyed it. Then she could get a job at the rink as a referee, or help teach beginner classes.
It was weird,though. If it was just me and her on the ice she would skate on her own fine, but if mom was there, she would cling to her mom's arm like she'd never been on skates before.
We were on the ice on saturday, which has lots of lessons and lots of kids, young and old, playing on the ice. And I noticed that lots of the little girls had the cute little ice skating dresses. So I got it into my head that Emma needs a skating dress.
Do you know how much skating dresses are??? Brand new from the store, $50 to 100+. Worn once or twice on ebay? $30-60. WOW! $100 for a new, girls size 6 skating dress??? $40 for a used one? I was thinking $40 for new and $15-20 for used. I found a pattern for a skating dress. I'll see how hard it looks. I might be able to make one.