Thursday, June 12, 2008

the clap

There is a tradition at Winchester Elementary that on the last morning of school the kids line the halls while the fifth graders walk down them for the last time. Parents are also invited to participate. they call it 'the clap'. It's weird to say "I was at the clap" but it is what it is.
Emma was the leader of the fifth grade! I didn't expect to see her first in line at all...and she volunteered for it! Pretty cool, huh? Unlike my photography skills, which were suckish.

After the clap, 3rd, 4th & 5th graders go to a roller skating party. I didn't volunteer to drive because I was trying to avoid a war in my household, and that's cool with me. A bunch of loud kids in my car is something I try to avoid whenever I can. But I went to skate and watch and hang out for a few hours.
And I know you are going to doubt me, but I skated. Shut up, I did! I borrowed regular skates (no shin splints) and skated with my friend Judy. We didn't fall once, although there were a few close calls. Sorry about grabbing you, Jude!
It was fun to skate again. I used to live in my skates when I was a pre-teen. I was afraid of making an ass of myself, or knocking a kid over but I was fine. The best part was being able to get away from the gossip about who was going to slow skate with whom. Too much drama for me. Too much drama for my kids. Emma hung out with her 2 new Japanese friends that had never skated before, and Evan just did his own thing.
More fantastic photography skills. 
Now I need a nap. The skating wore me plum out!

1 comment:

knitting elephant said...

OMG I haven't skated in so long I can't even remember. I'm being thrown back into memory-ville with this post. Sounds like all had fun!