11-01-17 That time I tried to be a cool mom…

** Spoiler Alert**

I am not a cool mom. I like to think I am, but tragically I am not. Never was that on better display than this evening.

I got the kids home and decided that after such a late night last night, it would probably be a good idea for us to stick close to home and get to bed early. C begged to go to church and I agreed as long as I could find someone to take her. When my sister in law said that she could, we went outside to wait for them to show up.

While we were out there, a bunch of the neighborhood kids were outside in the court. They were all trying out a hover board that one of the kids had. I always thought they looked fascinating, and like an idiot, I asked if I could try it out. Hey, how hard can this be, right?!? Ha! So… as it turns out, I’m like an 85 year old woman stuck inside a mid (ahem) 30 year old’s body. Also, it turns out, that those things are not as intuitive as they look. As a 6th and 7th grader were giving me tips and hints (and laughing at me a lot) I could only manage to spin in circles. But hey, I was staying on. After making myself sufficiently dizzy, I decided to get off.

Fun fact- hover boards are NOT EASY TO GET OFF. So in my attempt I landed square on my rear, much to the delight of all the kids (and my brother in law and sister in law as they pulled in at exactly that moment.) Not to be bested, I thought I’d try again (I know, I should have learned my lesson the first time), but I was pleasantly surprised that I was kind of getting the hang of it. I could tell how shifting my weight could alter the course and speed of the board, and even though I was still going in circles, I seemed to have a little more control. When it was time to get off, I pretty much tanked the dismount and once again landed on the ground, that time a little harder.

So needless to say, I am way too old for such silliness and I will be nursing some sore muscles for a few days. However, I amused my kids immensely, so I guess it wasn’t a complete loss. And while there are both photos and videos to document my fall from grace, my pride is just a little too fragile to share them here! Ha ha! 🙂

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