Things are pretty quiet around here today and that’s a good thing!! Bekah has gone to visit her other Grandma and Corbin and Anna are busy on the Wii.
Yesterday was another story. Have any of you been to a roller skating rink lately? We take the grandkids to our local Skate World every time they come to stay and they always seem to have a great time. Here I caught three of them taking a break.
That’s Corbin, Bekah, and Brendan.
Anna would hardly get off the floor so I had to catch her in motion.
Now, while the kids are having a great time, it is not so great on the old folks!! We knew it would be bad as we have been there many times, but yesterday was just too much! This is what Russ looked like after two hours locked in the madhouse and it’s about how I felt!!
I don’t want to fall into the bear pit by criticizing modern music but, my goodness, there’s just so much “Noise” we can handle. We both felt like we had been beat up on by the time we got out of there. Of course they keep the music loud and pulsing so the skaters have something to skate to but it just wears on our nerves. So next time, only the older ones will go skating and I think it will be a drop off/pick you up later type of deal. By the behavior we observed, I think that’s what most parents do. If I ever catch my grandkids behaving like some of the kids in the skating rink yesterday, it will be the last time they go.
I can remember going skating when I was a teenager. Most of the music was organ music and it was mellow yet rhythmic. We still got plenty of exercise and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Many danced to the music and it was beautiful, with twirls and moves that you don’t see in today’s roller skating rinks. I think the mellow music also kept emotions under better control as there was not the yelling and screaming and running full tilt through the roller rink that we witnessed yesterday. Music does set a mood and if the management of the rink wants high energy, out of control skaters, they pretty much got what they wanted. I know, can’t go back, but sometimes I do wish …
Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! So today is a good day to mellow out and relax a bit with a somewhat quiet day at home.
We are still trying to figure out why the Fit won’t start. Russ had the charger on the battery and it says it has a full charge but it is deader than a doornail. Can’t use it as a toad if it won’t run!! We are planning on delaying our April trip for a week to give us time to get that figured out and get Therapy ready to roll. I somewhat optimistically thought I could load the motorhome this week while the kids were here but that just ain’t happening. So, we’re flexible and will probably roll the second week in April.
So that’s the news from the nuthouse – over and out!