Earlier this week, I headed out to the foster kiddo's first school skating party. She was both nervous and excited. We opted to rent one of the skate mate contraptions which is designed to act as a training wheel of sorts to beginning skaters.
She rolled out onto the floor a bit nervously. Three songs later, she gave it back to me and skated back onto the floor filled with renewed confidence. She was having the time of her life. Towards the end of the evening she opted to use the skate mate again.
Apparently, some of the older kids kept falling around her and it caused her to also take a tumble.
I was very proud of her for being brave enough to skate on her own and for admitting that she needed some additional help.