Elizabeth's skating teacher requested that they wear costumes to class. We don't usually celebrate Hallowe'en but we have no objection to getting dressed up so Elizabeth duly put on three pairs of pants and two sweaters under her dinosaur costume in lieu of snowsuit. Now she always wants to wear multiple pairs of pants "because it's comfy cozy".
Elizabeth was in a split class this time. The other kids in her class are all five, but mostly couldn't skate at all. "Why do the other kids spend the whole class on their knees?" asked Elizabeth. Daddy was supposed to be on the ice to help for the first three classes, but it was obvious that the instructor needed an extra pair of hands since the others couldn't even stand independently for the first five classes. We were pleased with Elizabeth's progress though; she's learned to get up off the ice if she falls by herself, she started gliding (although mostly on one foot!), can do little jumps on the ice and has even started to skate backwards.
She now skates forwards faster than Daddy can skate backwards. "Maybe Daddy needs lessons" said Elizabeth.