I know you are all thinking, "You took a toddler to the roller derby?" Yes. Yes we did. Why wouldn't we? And she wasn't the youngest person there. There were babies in utero, infants, other toddlers, and grade schoolers in skates.
I am happy to report that everyone enjoyed themselves. My 12 year old nieces loved it. It was a far better way to pass a Saturday night than staring at bad tv. And there was plenty of open space, away from the action, for Scout to wander, run, jump, and act silly. For $1, you could even get your very own "black" eye, which looked surprisingly realistic.
|You should see the other girl.|
The 12 year olds left wanting a pair of skates. And frankly, so did I. I loved roller skating as a kid. We even had a roller skating unit in PE. I shipped my roller blades back and forth to college, and still have a pair of inline skates that need to be unearthed in the garage. But a pair of old school quad skates are calling my name.
I'm pretty sure I don't have what it takes to be a Roller Derby Girl, but I'll support them by buying a ticket again. And we've been thinking about our Roller Derby Team Halloween costume. Mostly we are thinking about fantastic outfits and names. My nieces gave me a name to consider: "ElizaDEATH."