My Daughter's First Ice Skating Experience

Welcome back to #WemsCorner. On today's #BlogCatchUp series, I will be writing about my daughter's first ice-skating experience and the lessons I learned from it. So let's dive right into it

So, my daughter is currently in Kindergarten & every year in her school, they organize winter events for them, This year, they organized an ice skating event and she was so excited about it. They already gave us a heads-up about the event, how to prepare ahead for it, what to expect, what the kids will need, and all that interesting/boring stuff 😂. But was I nervous? yes, I was. Partly because she has never done this before & also because we won't be there to watch her 😭

This event tested my motherhood & our parenting journey a lil' bit if I'm being honest because if you know us well, you already know that we wouldn't miss our kids' event for anything but we did this time due to factors that were beyond our control (let's just say Adulting won this time 😭). I was so sad for the first half of my day & overwhelmed. I reached out to a mummy friend whose daughter is my daughter's friend and she told me she was going to take care of my daughter and also send me live updates. She definitely made my day & I don't take that simple act of kindness for granted.

To be honest, to date, this has been one of the major highlights of my year. I loved how she came through for me. For context, we just met physically a few weeks before this event during our daughters' Adventurers' Club meeting, even though we had chatted once before. So I wouldn't say we were best of friends (if you know what I mean)

That simple act of kindness made me so happy. Truly, when they say, it takes a village, well I can proudly say that I have experienced the blessings of good people that have come through for me when I least expected it generally in life, and this experience isn't an exemption either. That said, my daughter came home so excited, happy, and eager to share her experience with us. We were all so happy and fulfilled at the end of that day & that is all that matters.

One of the biggest & hardest lessons that Adulting has been teaching me is to ask for help when I need it and not be scared or worried about receiving a no as a response. This is very hard for me considering that I'm very independent & I hate to worry anyone about my "headaches" (if you know what I mean) but at the end of the day, I have received love, help & support even when I don't ask. Such a blessing to be surrounded by good people who will come through for you no matter what.

Anyhoo, that will be all from me today. I hope you learned one of two things from this post today as much as I did myself. Remember to be kind, and loving while also asking for help when you need it. Thank you for stopping by & I will see you again at the next one..💋