Is Alyson too young?
As you know, Alyson is only 15 months old but ever since joining the ranks of the human beings that motivate while upright, she has got this walking thing down pretty good.
Now her mother and I were wondering if its time to take the next step...(pun intended) and that is learning to ice skate.
Here in Maine hockey just rules. Basketball, baseball, soccer and football are just non-existent. Heck our school does not even have a football team, but when it comes to hockey, its huge here. A lot of local colleges give out hockey scholarships and every year our big college here goes to the frozen four and has won the NCAA hockey championship many, many times. And yes they do have a womans hockey team.
My way of thinking is that Alyson is developing her balancing skills, gross motor skills and fine motor skills, learning to skate now would take advantage of that young developing age. My wife on the other hand thinks Alyson is too young still. She should wait until she is 3 years old or so because she thinks her attention span is too short still and it might actually repress her skating ability.
What do you guys and girls think? There is a future NCAA hockey champion here on the line here !
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