The two older kids love ice skating and have missed it in the year we have been in Texas. Yesterday, partly in order to remind Tortuga of the family fun times he misses when he isn't being an appropriate family kid, we decided to take the kids ice skating. We brought him along since we don't have a regular sitter. He fumed when I informed him he could sit by my side and help me watch our stuff. He had somehow convinced himself he was going to get to skate even though he has lost all family privileges indefinitely. In spite of himself he had to admit he was having fun especially watching the two younger ones enjoying themselves so much on the ice. Of course, he would have had more fun had he been skating. Corazon hit her stride easily and managed to practice some fancy moves as she helped her friend S. get her feet under her. I love watching her when she just lets herself be a regular kid!
I need to write more about what is happening with Tortuga and what we are trying to do with him but he consumes so much of my energy right now and haven't been able to write about that at this point but I will soon. Pollito is still my sticktight but I did let him get on the ice and skate for a bit. C. was exhausted between helping Pollito and Milagro but being the proud mamas that we are we were super impressed with her confidence and absolute trust that C. could keep her safe. Such a reminder of what strong attachment can do for a child. It was Milagro's first time on the ice and she just loved it! See for yourself.