Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Flashback

Big hair, mullets, Queen's song "another one bites the dust", disco lights, and limbo. If you're younger than 30 you are probably thinking, "what?" Yeah, but all you 30+ you know what I'm talking about. That's right rollerskating! Those brown skates with four wheels and neon strings.
Rollerskating. Where girls did there hair big and boys always had a pick in their back pocket. If you were lucky a boy would ask you to slow skate. I was a young girl of nine when skating was big, so I was never asked to slow skate. As I matured skating became "uncool" and I never skated again.

Until..........

Today! My son and I went on a "date" to the local skating rink with a homeschool group. It was awesome! Some things never change. There will always be the disco lights, limbo, the brown skates with four wheels and neon strings, the guy in a mullet, the girl with not so big hair and the slow skate!





11 comments:

Brandi said...

Um, the real question is: how did you do? Skate with the 8 year olds? Fall on your butt? Have the time of your life? I kinda want to go skating right now! is that weird?

Love ya. . .oh man, I forgot to add you again and Greg's calling for me to come to bed! In the morning!

Bran

Ginny said...

I loved roller skating, but I was never cool, and I didn't ever get asked to slow skate by any of the "cool" guys. My husband has been playing some of those old great songs for my kids. Remember A-ha's "Take on me" oooh the best!

Lisa said...

You are such a great mom! And a "cool" one to boot! And I think I might add brave here too because I'm sure I would be worried about breaking something if I tried rollerskating again. It's been a L-O-N-G time since I've done that!!

steffany said...

Brandi,
We had a blast and I rocked the roller rink LOL.
Seriously, it was fun, I fell on my tush, remembered how to go backwards, ate nachos and passed all the 8 year olds.

Stepping Out of the Boat said...

NO WAY!!!! We totally went skating today too!!!!

DO-do-Do-do (that is the twilight zone music)

It was our homeschool group that went too. It was great! There is nothing like being out there doing the hokey-pokey! I even had the "referee" tell me I was good at it! (the next few times around of shakin' it all about...I tried to tame it down!)

Christine said...

How sweet! One on one time is precious! Looks like you both had a wonderful time.

Leah Dooley said...

I would have loved to see that! Did Jace take the lightsaber to the rink? That'd be a way cool light show & limbo pole all in one!

Emily said...

Oh man thats awesome!!!!!!!!! Of course I would break some random bone, but sounds like a ton of fun!!!

Brandi said...

Ok, I added you! Finally!

Slacker Brandi

Kim said...

you are so funny!! I totally remember those things, I never got asked to slow dance, darnit, I am going to make my husband take me skating. I did rollar blad in my pjs not to long ago, none saw when I bit the dust at the local elementary school trying to do a sweet jump I used to do. Maybe skates would be better. lOve Kim

adam said...

Remember . . .

Disco is not dead!