In September I called our local skateshop to inquire about a particular skate item one of my boys needed at the time. Calling the skateshop is something I do almost weekly due to the fact that my littlest guy is shredding through a deck about every three weeks. I am not kidding. Every three weeks he has torn/shredded his skateboard deck (the wood part of a skateboard) and needs a new one.
Check the one below here in this picture. Oh my.
Purchasing new decks every month can get pricey.
It can also wear a mama out. Like totally.
Anyway I was calling the skateshop for a particular skate item (most likey a new deck or new kneepads) and the owner who is an ex-pro skateboarder himself and a great encourager and teacher to the kids who skate on our area answered the phone.
I asked about the said item and before we could hang up he asked if Morgan would be interested in being on a a twelve and under skate team through his shop.
No one could have imagined my excitement. And I had not even told Morgan yet.
Would he ever! I said.
I was completely and totally excited about the entire thing.
He then went on to tell me of the details. It was a great day!
Immediately after hanging up the phone I went to tell Morgan.
But not before I paused a moment to consider how to tell him the great news while also considering his brother's (a great skateboarder himself and 4 years his senior) feelings as well.
It's a tough dynamic in our home.
Morgan's face your fear and plow through attitude gets him to new levels so much faster than Austin's cautious thought out considerations.
But upon telling them both the good news Austin could not have been happier for his little pip-squeak brother.
We went to celebrate.
Taco's at our favorite place. Yummo.
And lots loud celebrating. (but not too loud)
And lots of laughs.
Guess this means I'll be sitting at skateparks and snapping pictures and taking video even more now.
That's just fine with me. There is not much I wouldn't do for my guys.
We are really thankful for to Donny and the Franklin Skateshop and for their support and encouragement. It means so much to my kids and to so many others as well.
Looking forward to watching my guys get better and better at this sport they love so much. They work so very hard at it.
Really they do.
Over and out.
The Sideline Mom