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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hail Fellow Hel-met

The other day Ben went skateboarding for the first time. He is a very indoorsy type, sporting pale white skin until the week we go to the Cape, where he then turns a delicious mocha brown.

Ben hates the helmet, because he hates the way he looks in it. What can I say to him to make him feel better? I hate the way I look in mine, too! Like a long-faced bug, with stupid fat curls spewing out the back. Ben is so much like me, that often I do not know what to say to help him without being a Giant Hypocrite, as he says.

So he went skateboarding because he learned it in gym class. I sat outside with my laptop (Twilight Princess). He wanted me to watch, but being the obsessive nutcase I am, I watched only with one eye.

Then Ben fell. He went flying as you only can from a skateboard that shoots out from under you. I missed it entirely, fool that I am. He came walking towards me, smouldering. “I am really glad I was wearing this helmet,” he said.

“Oh my God! You fell — on your head? !” I gasped. “Let’s get ice. Let me kiss it. Oh, oh, oh!” Oh, oh, my B. Well, I couldn’t have stopped him from falling even if I had been standing there, right? Thank God he was wearing that helmet.

That helmet is now my favorite thing in the entire house.


Ben sounds so much like my Eric was at that age….pale white indoorsy smart and major gamer. The only time I saw Eric try to skateboard he got a horrible wound on his skinny hip that seemed to go down to the bone ugghh..BTW, the love of video games and anime things and all that doesnt go away…Eric is 25 and still dresses up and goes to the conventions and stuff:)

— added by eileen on Friday, June 19, 2009 at 7:50 am

Wait a minute… You have a 25 year old?? Wow.

— added by Susan Senator on Friday, June 19, 2009 at 8:04 am

yeah my kids were born in 84,94,04…part of my master plan 😉
Eric moved to NYC 3 years ago…loves it there…great GF, great career, but most importantly he is just an overall awesome individual…I am often amazed that I am his mom!

— added by eileen on Friday, June 19, 2009 at 9:43 am

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