October’s theme: “Costume Party.” You can post photos of you or your children dressed in some sort of costume and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a Halloween costume.
For those of you who are new around here, I used to be an ice skater. I have skated since the age of four; and when I went to college, I began coaching the sport. It wasn’t until I had my first child, that I gave it all up.
There are some days when I really miss it – the smell of the ice, the feel of my blades gliding along the slick surface, the complete freedom of movement from my head to my toes. I really do love ice skating!
There are, however, things I don’t miss about the sport – being at the freezing cold ice rink at 4 a.m, the jarring feeling when you fall, the nervousness that makes your belly ache when you are about to compete or perform, and the globs of makeup that would break your face out for years (at least that’s what I continue to blame my acne on), and the heavy, awkward costumes that would keep you from jumping high or spinning fast.
Not all of the costumes were that way, but there were some that were just ridiculous; and then there were others that despite their weighing more than my two-year-old, left very little to the imagination and thus left you freezing your hiney off.