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Monday, February 20, 2012

Skating Like a Rockstar.....Or Not.

Welcome to another edition of Talk To Us Tuesday hosted by the extremely busy supermomma, Shawn, and myself.


I want to share another embarrassing story with you today {because you can always count on me to embarrass myself for blog fodder} and I promise to keep it short ESPECIALLY if you read yesterday's crazy facebook stalker post. I'm assuming if you read it, your eyes are just now recovering. It was brutally painful and I'm sorry.


After my very first year of teaching, I wanted to do something special for my annoying, ungrateful adorable little brats 3rd graders to celebrate completing the 1st year. We decided to do a roller skating party. All the parents had to do was drop their child off and pick them up. I took care of the rest.


Now, this was back in 2002 so roller blades were all these kids had ever known. Mrs. IA had never tried on a pair of roller blades so Mrs. IA opted for the "old timer" skates {as one of my favorite students so lovingly called them}.
Who remembers these bad boys?
I got myself warmed up on the rink and before long, I was BACK IN THE GROOVE, showing off and gettin' all fancy like I did back in junior high.


As I'm making a turn, I got a little too fancy and I took the biggest fall of my adult life. I went stomach first onto the rink and slid about 500 feet {or maybe just a few feet}. I busted my chin, scraped up both knees and I felt like someone punched me in the stomach.


As a few of my students were helping me up, I caught a glimpse of some parents laughing hysterically. My first thought was HOW RUDE! It was at that moment that I realized little Tommy's dad had captured my glorious, embarrassing splatter ALL.ON.FILM.


I was all the talk around the 3rd grade floor on Monday.


Super.


What are you talking about today? 

P.S. Today, there should be 32 magnificent gifts making their way to the post office to share some seriously impulsive goodness with their swap partner! I can't WAIT to see what everyone receives!!! 

I'm also linking up with Stacy!

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36 comments:

Amanda said...

Holy ouch a moly, batman.


When do we get to see the video? :)

Xazmin said...

At least you didn't flash your panties at all of them like that other time. Your students witnessed you biffing it a lot, didn't they?

Also, old-timer skates are the bomb-diggity.

Did you ask for a copy of the recording?

Daisy said...

Hahaha, hillarious!
Nothing like embarassing yourself in front of students AND their parents.

Stacy Uncorked said...

So where is this video? You know, so we can laugh with you, not at you. ;) Probably a good thing uploading to YouTube wasn't all the rage in 2002 like it is now. :) And I'm betting all the students that didn't skate very well and fell on their butts were appreciative of you taking the heat with your nose dive. Should have garnered you the Best Teacher Award for sure. :)


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becca said...

OUCH!! and what do I have to pay to see that video.

Nadine Hightower said...

And that's why I don't skate. The older I get the more it hurts when I hit the floor!! and with everyone having mini recording devices... I don't skate!!

Stacie said...

I broke my arm once while skating with a bunch of day care kids. Talk about embarassing!

Heathers Happenings said...

Now that is a video I would be interested in seeing...hahaha!

I know I took a lot of nasty fall back in the day when the cool place to be was the skating rink.

Jessica Cortez said...

So will you be posting this video next week? hehe just kidding! I managed to trip over a curb once at a Wendy's right next to the drive through line. It circled around the school that my last name was curb, and that's what I got called for 2 whole years. Plus, it was at a new school. So half the school thought I was a massive clutz and the other half thought I had a really weird last name.

Today, I am planking mom style..aka hiding in the closet with a bottle of wine..over on my blog :) haha

Connie said...

Oh my gosh!! That is so embarrassing!!

Did you keep skating?

Sarah Kate said...

The video tape of it just adds insult to injury! So sorry!!! This is EXACTLY why I'll never EVER put on a pair of skates in front of large groups of people...

Megan W said...

I'm sure it hurt and was embarassing... but you made my morning! My husband looked at me like I was a crazy woman because I laughed out loud, then tried to explain why I laughed, and it's not as funny when I tell it!

Happy Tuesday :)

Johanson Family said...

you poor thing! I bet those 3rd graders still remember that moment from their elementary memories. I loved the skates....I always wanted rollerblades but I never got them. I'm not sure I'd be able to stay upright! You should have told the Dad to HAND IT OVER.

Jill said...

That would definitely be a memory those kids - and parents - will never forget! But for your sake...OUCH!!

We had a pair of rollerskates when we were kids. But all I remember doing is stomping around in them on the shag carpet in my parents' basement. lol!

Delilah Love said...

Haha! That sounds like something I would do and if I did, it would totally be caught on film somewhere. There are video clips out there of me doing all kinds of stupid stuff. I'm scared to google myself...who knows what I will find! I posted yesterday about my humiliating adventure in my kid's 5th grade Sex ed class. I still shudder. Thanks for hosting, have a great week!

Mom in High Heels said...

Is the video up on youtube? :)

VandyJ said...

Sounds like you had an epic crash.
I had one of those, but outside cruising about mach 5 on Rollerblades. The multicolored bruise on my left hip lasted for the better part of two weeks. At least the friend I was blading with was the only one who actually saw the crash.

Nicole said...

You can't even use rollerblades at our skating rink. My husband was a speed skater back in the day. We went to a party last November and he wiped out majorly. I laughed... a little.

But that is sad that they all laughed at you. Didn't see any of them out there did ya?

Dee Stephens said...

I went roller skating for the first time years last year. TOTAL blast!

My Inner Chick said...

How Daaaare Them Laugh!!! Haaa

I probably was laughing, too...of course, after I found out you were okay!
Xx

Emmy said...

Oh no!! of course someone got it taped.
And yes, totally remember those skates! We had monthly skating parties at the local rink in grade school- ah the good old days :)

Date Girl said...

ouch!! Though I probably would have laughed too. I won't lie! Glad you were pretty much ok. Falling down like that hurts like hell!

Steph said...

Video please! :) Haha

You would have laughed too. At least you didn't break anything.

angel shrout said...

Yeah the old time skates are the only ones I get on as well. MAN that fall hurt me and I wasn't there.. but at least you took one for the team .. I would have demanded the original of that tape..

Kristine said...

The last time I went rollerskating I fell and broke my wrist. I won't be doing it again any time soon. LOL

Becky D said...

Is Grace your middle name? I fear Kinzie may never know how to roller skate for I don't think I've ever gone to the skating rink without falling at least once!

MiMi said...

Freakin' nice!
Seriously, I remember those bad boys. I owned that skating rink...in the 5th grade. I'd buy Red Vine Ropes and drink graveyards and ROCK it. Woohoo!
And I only fell like 3 times. A night.

Megan Harmeyer said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMGosh I love that story. Kids (and their parents) can be so mean!! I have a rink story for you. So, just before I decided I wanted to risk my life and start roller derby, I decided it would be best to take a trip to the rink just to make sure I wouldn't make a TOTAL idiot out of myself when I went to my first practice. I went to the rink one afternoon and laced up a pair of those dang rental skates and I was all happy running around in circles, avoiding small children as much as possible. But one kept cutting me off - every. single. time. Anyway, I ended up having to take a knee (without knee pads). You don't realize how wearing killer knee pads boosts your falling confidence until you take a knee without them! I ended up with a gigantic scrape/floor burn on my knee - just in time for my first practice. Do you know how many times I opened that sucker up?! That was 6 months ago and I still have a big (like 2-inches!) scar on my right knee. I am 35 years old and I have a new scar on my knee from falling. Nice. OK - I'm done rambling. :)

Lourie said...

I was a skating Queen! And I would be on the floor with you! And then I would have punch the videographer and confiscated any and all evidence! I got your back. Laugh will they. ;)

KarmaKristin said...

Last month my daughter had her party at the skate rink..and I strapped on the Old timer bad boys...I understand your shame...:)

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KarmaKristin

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That's terrible. Sorry they were laughing at you. I would never laugh at you, you know that right.

Reminds me of my high school in a little Mormon town in Arizona. The shop teacher, a lay Bishop in the Mormon church, was mad at us students. He said, you guys, if fell down off this platform and broke my leg, you would just laugh at me wouldn't you?

As he kept yammering, there were a few giggles and chuckles, and then everybody was busting a gut laughing about it, the thought of the pompous bastard breaking a leg was just so funny.

He didn't share our mirth.

Jenny @ flutterbyechronicles said...

Ouch. Gotta love technology these days.

My niece tried to get me to go skating with her and I was like there are to many cell phones in this place and I refuse to be caught on camera busting me a** ;)And I would so be sporting the old school skates.

Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

POOR YOU!!!! Did you get the tape???

~Becca

Jen said...

Yes, I remember those skates! And what a jerk for taping it!!! I may have punched his lights out!

Carrie's Rambles said...

That would TOTALLY be me!

Kinda like not too long ago, I was waltzing through the store feel all sexy in my outfit and hooker boot and feel flat on my ass in front of all the checkouts. 98% of whom were teenage boys

I had fun picking out a gift, hope my swap partner likes it

Amy said...

This is a hilarious story! I definitely went ice skating with my 7 year old sister a few weeks ago and in an attempt to not completely trample a little kid, fell on the ice. I tried to recover and pretend it didn't happen, but it wasn't too graceful. I'd love to see this amazing video that little Tommy's dad managed to capture!