6-1-19 Picked her up from Aunt Cindy’s and took her to Production class, but when we arrived, there was a misunderstanding with the ice rink schedule, so class was canceled. Daddy went biking all day, so she came to my 2pm yoga class. I made her read a book while she waited in the lobby before she could play on her phone. One of the neighbor girls came over when we got home, so she played all afternoon with her.
6-3-19 She went to the rink to practice after school. Wonder if portable flasks are allowed for chaperones at the 2.5 day of 5th grade camp. The cabins do not have bathrooms or electricity and I’ll be with a group of 10 and 11 year old girls starting on Wednesday! I was informed today that I am required to ride the bus from the elementary to the ferry on Wednesday morning to chaperone my group on our way to 5th grade camp. Wanted to drive my car and park it at the ferry. This is a 1.5 hour trip. I pee about every 30-45 minutes! Told her I was going to wear an adult diaper or bring a paper cup…she is horrified that I’m going to embarrass her…it’s tempting!
6-4-19 Figure skating practice after school, then had her lesson with Coach Arlene. Came home to pack for camp.
6-5-19 Arrived at school at 7:15am for camp. As we were waiting to board the bus to the ferry, I was thinking, we really need to get this show on the road…I have to hold my pee for 2 hours! Arrived on the island, then had to take another bus to the campsite. As soon as we arrived, we had orientation, collected our bags and took them to the cabin without bathrooms or electricity. Started activities right away. 1st activity in our group was to meet at the basketball courts to play a game…a deer decided to join our group. By about 4:30pm, it was pouring rain and cold. By 5:30pm, it was clear and sunny! Woke up once in the middle of the night and had to trek to another building to go to the bathroom. The ONLY reason I came to this was because she wanted me there!
6-6-19 Day 2 of camp. She woke up at 6:30am before the girls in our cabin because she was cold. There were 7 girls and 3 parent chaperones in our cabin. The activity groups were different than the cabin groups. The 1st activity for our group was rock climbing. She climbed right up the rock climbing wall like a spider. I’ve taken her indoor climbing before and have explained to her that she is safe on the belay, so she didn’t have any fear like some of the kids. After lunch, we had archery and spent time on the beach where we found a family of purple starfish.
6-7-19 Last day of camp! Mom and kid are ready to go home! After breakfast, we went to the pond to explore what came out of it. I sat on the picnic table…had no desire to fish anything out! We ran into our neighbor, Veronika and snapped a photo of her friend, Max on the ferry coming home. Made it back to the school at 3:45pm and she skipped her ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan due to exhaustion.
6-8-19 Daddy took her to Production class since I taught an 8am yoga class then attended a Barre training all day.
6-9-19 Her & I went to a Warm Hatha class in the morning…she did a perfect Toe Stand. Relaxed at home until dinner. Our relatives from Hawaii, Dacia and Matty were passing through, so we met them for dinner.
6-10-19 I hope she never loses her sweet, kind self. She came downstairs in the morning with her normal pre-teen attitude until she realized I had lost my voice. She starts giving me hugs and rubbing my back asking if I was ok. When I dropped her off at school, she said she hoped I feel better. The 5th graders attended a field trip to the middle school today. Went to the rink to practice after school, then went to jumps class. Her homework assignment were to answer questions about her dad…the answers were hilarious!
6-11-19 Field Day at school. Ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan after school followed by a lesson with Coach Arlene.
6-12-19 Adding a gymnastics class to supplement her ice skating. Went to a trial class at at a gym. Everyone’s 1st class is in Level 1 to determine where to place them. She was less than thrilled to be with a bunch of 5-6 year olds doing really easy moves. She came over and said, “Just stab me!” She’s so my kid! Lol. After the trial, they said everyone starts in Level 1. I found another gym that have beginner class for middle/high school age kids. I refuse to pay for classes for her to be with 6-year olds when she competitively figure skates.
6-13-19 Her and her classmate, Penelope did a presentation on figure skating at school today…she said it went well. Ice skating practice after school, then Power Skating class.
6-14-19 I want my voice back! I can’t yell at my kid!😜 Starting dancing in the car listening to her playlist on the way to her ice skating lesson. She says, “Mom, stop! People can see you thru the windows! That’s more eye bleeding than you flipping them off!” Seriously, I seriously need to be a better person while driving! Your kids point out all your faults! She snapped a photo of Joi the cat when we got home….Sweet Joi is the only one that likes it when she leaves her dirty clothes on the floor.
6-15-19 Daddy took her to Production skate in the morning…they are getting ready for their performance in a couple of week. The performance dress her team will be wearing is so cute!
6-16-19 Father’s Day. He wanted to go biking in the morning, so I took her to a Warm Hatha class…she has a pretty good crow pose. Her & daddy bought tennis rackets and he took her to play tennis for the 1st time. Now I know why she had the assignment last week asking questions about dad’s. Her Father’s Day gift her class made. She keeps getting more serious about her ice skating and wants to go all the way…the cost to get her there is Crazy! There is a 1 in million chance she will succeed in her dreams….am I willing to do this, so she has no regrets?!? If she wants this, she needs to start training more now! I read somewhere that it’s 80% mental, you can teach the physical skills, but need that mental toughness.
6-17-19 Heard screaming to get your hands up in the morning, opened the door to a cop with a taser pointed at someone and he yelled at me to get back in the house…ok, don’t have to tell me twice!!! Apparently, 4 teens robbed 3 places, stole a car, put the cops on a car chase, wrecked the car and it caught on fire, then they took off on foot and 2 of the teens ran into our neighborhood to hide in our side yard. They were arrested and taken to juvenile detention…these kids need a healthy hobby! Too much drama for me! After school ice skating practice and off ice jumps class with Coach Arlene. Life of a skate mom…every day at the rink after school…need to get a remote job so I can work while she skates. Starting to take photos of my toes while she ice skates since that’s my view every day.
6-18-19 She brought home her end of the school project that she did with her classmate, Penelope. They could choose any topic and gave a presentation. Imagine that…she close figure skating! Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school and she practiced with her friend, Haley.
6-19-19 Only 2 more days sitting in the pick up line for 45 mins to get a spot up front so we can get out of the lot in a timely manner…the crazy memories at the elementary school parking lot. Off to middle school. Think I’m more excited for 5th Grade Graduation than she is. And, off to another ice skating practice, no lesson tonight since Coach Meegan had test sessions. Think I’ll make an album every day at the rink of my toes. Was hoping she wanted to go to Olympicview so I could do Barre in their ballet room but she chose Xfinity, so here I sit…again. 😄
6-20-19 She had her 5th Grade Graduation today. They gave the parents a card with a photo and what they would like to achieve…I hope she makes it to National’s too! She said it was either this or work at McDonalds (there is nothing wrong with working at McD’s, but I believe she is capable of more). 😄
6-21-19 Last day of 5th Grade! She did it! The last year of grade school, she transferred to the highly capable program and made it through…with many complaints until the very end, but she did it! On to middle school! Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school, then she met with a former World competitor and figure skating coach that worked at the Toyota Center in LA with the Olympic coach, Frank Carroll. She explained what is expected and what it will take to get to the level of figure skating she wants to get to. It was beneficial and makes her want to push even harder. Toes are blue today
6-22-19 Daddy took her to Production skate in the morning. They went to the park to play tennis in the afternoon, then he took her practice skate in the evening. I think he’s finally on board to support her in her dreams after he saw how much she has improved over the last year by skating more and taking it more seriously. He thought I was pushing her, but then realized it’s all her wanting it. Does he really think I want to get up at 5am to take her to the rink before school?!?
6-23-19 Daddy left early to go bike riding, so we went to a Warm Hatha class, then she came with me to the Hot Power Fusion class i taught. She waited in the lobby since fusion is with weights and I didn’t force her to take it. Lol. On the drive to my class, she said: “If anyone tells me that money doesn’t grow on trees, her response will be…”What is money made of?” Answer: Paper. Where does paper come from? Trees. Therefore, money grows on trees!” She’s such a smart *ss! I received a text from Coach Meegan that she was not on the list for a competition in July. MOM FAIL: Missed the deadline to register and the referee said there would be no further entries. We will not be attending, which may be a blessing because I would have had to drive 4 hours to the competition on a Friday, drive back on Saturday and then, drive 4 hours to pick up daddy on Sunday since he’s doing the STP bike ride that weekend.
6-24-19 She went to an end of the school year bowling party that one of her school friends had. Picked her up and went to the rink to practice, then had a lesson with Coach Arlene. Beautiful clean ice. Session starts at 2pm so no one on the ice yet…and, of course, staring at my toes again.
6-25-19 Joi is pretty happy she is on summer break. At the rink again…gotta take naps when you can! There’s the toes again…made it her go to a Hot Vinyasa class after skating and she made it through; she’s a rock star!
6-26-19 Here we are again at the rink for her lesson…should go do Barre in the ballet room but just came from teaching Hot Sculpt, so I will sit and enjoy my view. Her skating friend Haley was finishing her lesson, so we took her with us to another rink because she wanted to skate for 1.5 hours at the rink where her competition is on Saturday…🚕. Took the girls for Pho, then back to our house to play. The neighbor girls came over and it was raining, so they played in her room…5 girls upstairs…2 come down and walk past me…I ask what they are doing…”getting something”…I ask what…”food coloring”…😧…on my light carpet?!?
6-27-19 Took my car in for service, so her and walked to the shopping center to kill about 4 hours. Picked up my car and went to the rink for her lesson with Coach Arlene…I had happy toes today. She practiced for 30 minutes after her lesson, then we traveled in traffic to another rink to practice and for her Production Team rehearsal. Daddy and her made brownies since I volunteered to take a plate to the competition tomorrow. She was watching Dance Moms when I arrived home from my yoga class. She said it was her new favorite show and asked me to never act like those moms…I don’t think I could if I tried!
6-28-19 Her Production Team is competing today. Practice ice in the morning, then they will perform later in the afternoon. I helped her put winged eyeliner on that the coach required along with red lipstick. The performed to “There’s a New Girl in Town”. The were the only team competing, so of course, they won first place. Regardless, they did a great job!
6-29-19 She is competing in her technical program this morning. I thought her practice ice was at 7:30am, but received a text that it was at 7:05am. This threw our schedule off and we had to race out of the house. I told her to get her skates on at home, so she could get on the ice as soon as we arrived. I sent her and Daddy ahead as I gathered the food that I volunteered to bring for the volunteers and coaches rooms. Once we were all at the rink, she realized she didn’t bring any shoes or a change of clothes, so sent daddy back home. He made it back just in time to see her compete. She won 1st Place in the Pre-preliminary Level! 1st time winning first in this level. She was very excited and proud of herself. Her friend, Haley, placed 3rd. They are only 5 days apart in age, but the height difference is significant. We spent the day at the rink volunteering and then, we took her out for sushi for a victory dinner. She received a text from Erica, one of the other skaters that she left her skating jacket at the rink and Erica told her she had to do 35 pushups to get it back. She started to get tears in her eyes because she said she can’t do that many. I took her phone and sent a text back saying “My mom said to leave it at the front desk”. Erica put it in the lost and found.
6-30-19 We went to a morning Warm Hatha class and she showed her “Dancer Pose” skills. We went by the rink to pick up hr jacket and water bottle that she left there yesterday. Then, she had some down time with Joi on the couch.