This is Samuel. He is my nephew. He tried roller skating for the very first time at his big brother Nicholas’ birthday party.

I’ve never seen a person fall over as many times in a row as he did. Honestly, it was worse than the result of strapping a hotwheels car to each of a newborn giraffe’s hooves (not that I have actually ever tried doing that).

What gets me, is the fact that although he was frustrated as all heck that he kept thudding onto the hard floor on his tailbone, he still maintained a quiet giggle throughout the whole ordeal.

Geez – if it were me, and I fell over even once, I can assure you there would be tears. And lots of them.

Hoorah for raising resilient children.

x jessica

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