I have a lot of fondest Easter memories as a child. Of course, coloring Easter eggs were one of my favorite things to do at Easter. But one time we kids (there were three of us) got a very great gift: Roller skates!
My very first roller skates still had leather straps and you had to strap them around your own shoe. Actually, that was very practical, because on big hills I was able to take them off and just walk. (I had difficulties with controlling the speed going downhill)
We practiced roller skating every day: We walked a few steps, lost the balance, felt down and stood up again – and it was wonderful. Our knees and hands were hurting, because we had no protectors, but that did not bother me, I was just very happy.
Some time later I got skates where the shoes were firmly connected with the wheels. There were two wheels in front and two in back and a stopper (brake) that was attached in front. You could go pretty fast with them, but I found that driving the curves was more difficult.
How the idea started to make the roller skates for the Miniami House residents:
Well, first the girls wanted to have shoes.
And I thought: What if I would be able to put on wheels/beads to the boots … I found a way and the Miniami roller skates were born.
The boys and girls had a lot of fun with them: They walked a few steps, lost the balance, felt down and stood up again ..
Here you can see the first successes.
Then they took a short break.
And they had a really nice time, but at the end of the day, the hands and knees were hurting – you know already: no protectors 🙁
Have a wonderful and happy week!
PDF-Pattern: Ballerinas, Boots and Roller Skates