“It’s so easy Bren, you just get on and you go.” They all shouted at once.
“I’m not so sure I know what to do.” I replied, a little nervous.
“Just do it Bren. Go on!”
So, on it I jumped and as the wheels spun, I wobbled and soon ended up on my bum.

My nephews all nagged me to try skateboarding when it first came to the UK. I was in my late 30’s then, still young enough to feel pretty invincible and not worry too much about broken bones (back then.) They had their skateboards outside and we had a long path at the side of the house, they were all nagging on at me to have a go.
Having been a decent roller skater I thought a skateboard was the same, so easy. I didn’t realise the wheels were on a balance thingie and the board itself rolled from side to side so, you went sideways as well as forwards. As soon as I stepped onto it…it started moving and I came right off onto my butt. That was my first and last ever try on a skateboard.
They are strictly for the young or foolish. LOL

Shared with G=Man’s Friday Flash 55

Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

8 thoughts on “Skateboarding”

  1. uhm foolish girl here lol
    that was fun, you should try it again :-p
    Get back on that horse, have no fear lol

  2. Good grief ! You are daring ! Hope every bone in your body is okay! Been there, done that…long ago…didn’t fall ’cause chickened out at the last moment before “take off” ! Thanks for sharing the event, tho. Enjoyed how you told of the adventure.

    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  3. No sidewalk surfing for me Sistah!
    But I LOVED your story.
    Excellent 55 DD2…
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  4. i grew up on a skateboard…but i def can not do all the tricks they do these days…i still like to get out and just surf around

  5. In the ’70’s every cool kid had one…. And jeans, and high boots and…

    I had none of these things…. sigh. Who wants to be cool anyway?

    I never could ride them anyway, either. 😉

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