My Kid Forced Me To Conquer My Fear Of Ice Skating

Hey Cuties,

Friday was a special day in the MimiCuteLips household. “My Girl”, aka LittleCuteLips turned 6 years old. She had been counting down for a week and was super excited.  Although she is the baby of the family she is also the old lady of the family. She knows what she wants and she isn’t afraid to tell you. Birthdays are a big deal to her, she believes they should all be a major over the top celebration. Oh, and she doesn’t’ really want me to plan them for her. She wants full creative control.

conquering the fear of ice skating

I believe in celebrating every birthday, but I don’t believe in having a big birthday party. I told you, those are reserved for the monumental ages. Last years Shopkins party at age 5 was the massive production she dreamed of and the over the top creativity I love to make happen. This year she had a two-day celebration, she had school and then went to parents night out. Parents Night out is hosted by her martial arts studio from 5 PM – 10 PM and the kids run around and play and eat pizza for dinner while parents get a break to do whatever. It is a welcome break.

conquering the fear of ice skating

Day 2 of her celebration included going ice skating and having lunch hibachi style.  She had never been ice skating before but really wanted to go. The Manchild had been once about seven years ago and Babe had been in his younger years. As for me, I had gone once around age 11 and it was a terrible experience. My big sister (6.5 years older) took me and I remember falling down on the ice and my clothes stuck to the ice a bit. I freaked out, she was no help and I hadn’t been again. Fast forward 27 years and here we are, I had the worse anxiety ever. My crew isn’t the type to let you not do something. The amount of trash talking I would have to endure for the rest of life wasn’t worth it.

conquering the fear of ice skating

So I sucked it up and got on the ice. This picture was taken after I had been out there a bit.  I let them all get out and do their thing. My son is like his Dad so he is a natural and almost everything. He was quickly whizzing by without a care. Me, oh I was holding on to the wall; body stiff as a board. My greatest fear was falling, why because last year I went snowboarding and ended up falling and slamming my head on an ice cold mountain.  They say if you can roller skate you can ice skate, I never believed that.  With so many others holding on to the wall for dear life, I had to speed up my progress. I took my time and slowly got the hang out it.  Did I mention that LittleCuteLips also quickly got the hang of things and was out there on her own. WHO ARE THESE KIDS! She wasn’t holding Dad’s hand and she was having a good time.

conquering the fear of ice skating

LittleCuteLips friend joined us on the ice and she was so afraid. She cried her first two full laps around, this was her first time. Babe helps everyone out especially when getting them to conquer a fear. LittleCuteLips was right there holding her friend’s other hand and coaching her every step of the way. It was so cute to see, her friend ended having a good time and began skating on her own without holding anyone’s hand.

A little taste of me on the ice.

conquering the fear of ice skating

I’ve always told myself I would never let fear cripple me or stop me from living. I’ve done a lot of adventurous things, and yes ice skating was an adventure for me but I’ve conquered them all and that always feels good. I was able to relax and that made the process a bit more enjoyable.

conquering the fear of ice skating

We aren’t going to discuss why my son looks like a big grown person in this picture with his cousin. I was so happy my cousin Faye joined us on the ice. She was a first timer as well, that totally made me feel better. We ice skated for 1 hour and 30 minutes and before our time was up she and I were doing a few Instastories on the ice, oh we got fancy a bit. We had a lot of family out with us, but we tried to be more in the moment so I didn’t get a ton of pictures.

conquering the fear of ice skating

Mommy and sister watched us on the ice

I’m proud to say we all conquered our fears and had a good time. We will do this one again.  After all that fun and anxiety our party of 16 hit up the hibachi place for a fun cooking show and amazing grub. LittleCuteLips said she had the perfect birthday.

Lifestyle Media Correspondent MimiCuteLips shares her experience of conquering the fear of ice skating after LittleCuteLips asks to go ice skating for her birthday.

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Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Natasha

    Kids will definitely get you out of your box of comfort. My children do it to me all the time. We’ve done ice skating recently and they got me on the ice, but not for long. Hooray for conquering your fears! I know that you had a blast!

  2. Crystal Nicole

    How awesome is that! As much as parents are guides and teachers, so are children! Glad you got out there and did it!

  3. ShaBree

    Funny how kids will do that to you. They force us to grow. Looks like everyone had a great time. Wishing LittleCuteLips a belated Happy Birthday!

  4. Stacie

    Way to conquer that fear! I went ice skating once when I was about 12 and did pretty well but I haven’t been since. I have no idea how well I’d do on the ice.

  5. EG III

    Way to let go and conquer your fear. I won’t lie though…it woulda been kinda funny if you would have fell right after saying we haven’t fallen lol.

  6. Kayvona

    I’ve been ice skating a few times and had a blast! You and your family look like y’all had a blast too!

  7. Elle (CleverlyChanging)

    That’s awesome. HBD to your daughter. We went ice skating during our winter break and my daughter, who loves roller skating, didn’t want to go. She whine and tried to get out of going, but when we went she was the best skater and every Friday since she has asked to go back. I love that your kids are seeing you do something outside of your comfort zone, that’s a powerful lesson for them to learn..

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks, Elle. Your daughter is funny, but that is good. I think if I do it more often I think I might end up like her. I’m not afraid to share my fears with the kids because that means they also get to see me grow.

  8. Kita

    You go girl. My fear is flying on a plane. My kids are pushing me so we will be taking our first plane ride this year.

  9. Sarah Honey

    Congratulation! I haven’t been ice skating since I was a kid. This looks like it was a fun family adventure. Need to add it my list!

  10. Heather A Lawrence

    Kudos to you for going skating!! Next time you should go to a frozen river… it’s such a different experience and I think you would love it.
    My kids and I love to go skating and go quite often. This year we are stuck with the indoor rinks as the weather has been too warm and the ice isn’t safe to go on at our normal location.
    I noticed a huge difference from where we go to where you went…. no one was wearing a helmet?!?
    We always wear a helmet when we go.

  11. Doria

    Good for you! I’m not the biggest fan of skating despite the fact I live in an area where it’s very big, but sometimes I suck it up for the kids too 🙂

  12. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    Living where we do in Florida, we don’t have any ice skating rinks nearby. We’ve been one time, but honestly, I didn’t go out on the ice, because I can’t even skate! Good for you for conquering your fear!

  13. Chubskulit Rose

    We have been to ice skating rink twice and last time I tried it myself with my kids encouragement. It’s actually fun!

  14. Jen Temcio

    I got some anxiety reading your post at first because I am scared to ice skate as well! My kids and husband have gone many times but I cant do it… maybe I will but it on my bucket list and I’ll think of you when I go give it a try.

  15. Sue Reddel

    Go for you for facing your fear of ice skating and giving it a try. And congrats to your daughter for helping you through the process.

  16. Amber Myers

    I love this! I’m not the best at ice skating either, but my daughter had me do it once as well. I basically held onto the wall the entire time.

  17. Sarah Bailey

    Go you! What an awesome thing to have done for your daughter. Fears are no hard things to conquer!

  18. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    I havent been ice skating in so many years. I really used to enjoy it as a kid. I would love to take my own kids there now! We’d all have a blast, I’m sure.

  19. Angie

    That is SO great! I think it’s important to face our fears, and having someone who loves you and you love back there to help you through it is great. Kids are amazing, aren’t they?

  20. Kita Bryant

    I am so glad to see you on the ice! It is a really fun activity.

  21. Sara Welch

    I have not gone ice skating in a long time. I remember loving it!

  22. Anosa

    I am so jealous that you conquered your fears, mine are pretty much prevalent as I cant for the life of me let go of the railing when trying to skate but I will do it one day. Happy Belated to Littlecutelips

  23. Ricci

    I LOVE that your kid made you ice skate and that you conquered a fear! Go Mama!!

  24. Dogvills

    Ice skating looks like so much fun but my ankles are not that strong for me to try it. I do admire those who are really graceful and can take to the ice like they were born to do it.

    • MimiCuteLips

      I was not born to do it, but I too admire those that are. I used to lay in bed and watch figure skating as a kid. Back in the Kristi Yamaguchi days.

  25. Ramona

    I have never been ice-skating. I admit that I’m afraid. Kudos to you for conquering your fear. Hopefully one day I can do the same.

  26. Kiwi

    Girl you know I love you family! So cute and I am happy this made you step out of your ice skating shell it is not that bad!

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