Friday, February 26, 2010

Lukas + Me @ Skate World

So, last night Lukas and I met some of the FBC//YOUTH kids at Skate World (a local roller rink). The original plan was for us all to go bowling but, do to the fact that the alleys were all booked with league bowlers, we went to Skate World  instead. We had a great time, even though one of our students fell and busted her arm and had to go home early (poor Lena).

The highlight of the night, though, was when they turned the lights down low and started playing Journey's 'Don't Stop Believing'. There is something about Journey and that song--when it plays (especially at a roller rink) magic happens. Within the frame of that one song, when the lights dimmed, little Lukas became a chick magnet. First, a really cute little girl from our church went over to him and skated with him for a while. I took a picture and thought it was awesome. But then I look over again and there is some new (completely random) little girl holding Lukas' hand and they are skating around together. It may be silly to say it, but I felt proud of my boy in that moment. It still makes me laugh just thinking about it. If you know Lukas, you know he is a fairly shy little guy and would never dream of asking some girl to skate with him. Yet, you put on Journey at the roller rink and the girls, they just come a flockin' to him... like magic.

So, in the end, we had a blast, Lukas and me, at the rink. I plan on making this a family tradition. I know Lukas loves it.


  1. Putting on a Journey song is like sprinkling magic dust. You're never sure what's going to happen..

  2. Lawren, I laughed when I read your comment. But it is SO TRUE. It is just magical.

    When we were about to leave Lukas looks over at me and says, 'dad, this place is awesome!" favorite part is when they turn the lights off...that is when I practice all my tricks."

    Not sure if he meant his skating tricks or his chick-magnet tricks...either way, he is a cool little kid.