Daddy’s midlife crisisPosted: August 1, 2013
When men get to a certain age, they often buy sports cars or boats, apparently it’s to do with rediscovering their youth. But as he can’t afford either of those, my daddy has decided to invest in a different type of transport – rollerskates.
As a teenager, daddy loved his skates but when he met mummy (who isn’t good with anything that has wheels) he put them aside. Recently though daddy has rediscovered his skates and decided to take them out of retirement, along with himself.
The other night when daddy announced he was going to be taking me for my evening walk on his skates mummy knew it was a recipe for disaster. And she wasn’t wrong: he fell over outside the house and then twice more on the way to the park, which is literally a minute’s walk from our house! He walked home barefoot.
On the plus side daddy admitted that his fall’s were his fault and not mine, he even said he was touched by how concerned I seemed to be for him when he was prostrate on the floor. But instead of being put off, he’s decided he just needs more practice. So we tried again.
This time mummy came along just to make sure he didn’t hurt himself. And luckily daddy managed to stay upright.
Mummy is hoping that this is a phase that will pass quickly. I’m hoping daddy will get me a matching pair of rollerskates as they look like super fun and I think I’d have more chance catching squirrels while wearing them. How cool would that be!
Have you ever been rollerskating?