Are you ready for this? Olivia freaking ice skated on Sunday!!!!
I was all pissed off because the rink didn’t have any adaptive equipment (even though they host a special needs ice skating team) and weren’t even going to let us use a chair for her to sit on while I pushed her around. She was SO excited to go skating with her Girl Scout troop and I was just so angry that there wasn’t anything we could do. They finally let us use the chair and we rented her a pair of skates. I was sure she wouldn’t even be able to stand up on them, let alone skate. My friends encouraged me to just try and see what happened.
I should know by now that my Olivia knows no limitations, shouldn’t I?
We went around the ice one time on the chair and then she said “I want to try!” So up she went and, while holding on to my hands, she skated around the rink. SKATED!!!!! It was amazing. My friend Robin took my camera and got some awesome pictures of the whole adventure.
The first few times she fell down, she freaked out and started kicking and biting. But I talked her through it and before we knew it, she was not falling, skating holding on to me and LOVING IT! She didn’t want to stop. All told she skated for about 45 minutes!!! Finally she was tired out and asked to go home. I am still in shock as I write this! I felt like giving myself a good ass-kicking for doubting what my little angel is capable of. You never know until you try!!!
Thumbs up indeed, baby girl! You keep showing us all what IS possible!!!