Wilson’s hooked on Parque Araucano skatepark. It is a pretty cool facility. I had some hesitancy taking him into the skatepark for the first time. It was a Friday afternoon. Skater teens were all over, and I wasn’t certain how they were going to take to Wilson, who was the only one to show up in wrist guards and helmet.
I was pleased to see the teens were a fun and caring group of people. They helped Wilson when he fell. They chased his skateboard when it got loose. And, though they only spoke Spanish and Wilson couldn’t understand their instructions, they attempted to give Wilson some lessons, showing him how to bend his knees and where to put his feet on the board.
Wilson also endeared himself to the crowd. He managed to fall butt first into the only puddle in the entire park, splashing for everyone to see. Katie and I are convinced he’s now and forever known in Parque Araucano skatepark as “Puddles.”
Wilson has been working hard on school. We woke early one morning before school and work to get to the skatepark. He’s falling and he’s learning. I made this video to celebrate the learning process.
Worry wart says
OMG! This is great,Mark!
I love it.
But not sold on skateboarding. I’ll come around. You know me.