"View from the Parent Lounge" is a reflection on life as the parent of a skateboarder, typed mostly while waiting for him to skate at various skateparks, indoor and outdoor, throughout the country.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Kona Post Script: Footprints and Memories
There's a saying about protecting the environment that says "Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but memories."
We didn't leave many footprints at Kona, although Sk8terdude probably left a little blood here and there, thanks to some minor scrapes.
We did take home many terrific memories...and what seems to be a broken finger:
He jammed the pinky around 2 pm on Friday while riding down the high side of the pink bowl. Good parent that I am, I told him to suck it up and keep skating. After all, it wasn't going to hurt LESS if he was sitting in the hotel with nothing to do... We flew to Jacksonville so he could skate at Kona, and he was going to skate at Kona no matter what! Besides, it's not like he skates ON his pinky...
All in all, a fabulous few days in Florida - and on the flight home we started planning next year's skate trip.