After grinding comes goofing in our dictionary

Almost every day of the fall includes a visit to this particular location. Sam has explained that skateboarding actually helps him feel calm in his body. I believe it.

Bragging rights here: the kid is good. Goofing rights here: the little brother is a little bored with #1’s celebrity status at the skatepark. The rain momentarily spooked off the other thirty lads (not a gender neutral sport around these parts) leaving us the rare opportunity for the mamarazzi to get right up in there and film.

At about thirty five seconds you might lose your ability to sip, or chew. Be warned.


  1. So nice to hear your voice and so fun to hear your laugh at the 35 second marker (won’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen the video yet by saying what happens first there)!

  2. Catherine,
    Thanks so much for sharing your life with us last night! It was so energizing to feel your love and passion for equality in life for everyone. I went home with mind buzzing & my heart throbbing with ways that I can make a difference. On another note, I can relate to your video! My son was diagnosed with ADHD, and he said exactly the same thing about it calming his mind. I think this speaks to the kin esthetic nature of their being. it is where they are most at ease. I remember giving Justin a stereo to take apart, and I think it was one of the happiest days of his life. Imagine my face when I came back into his room a few hours later and it was all put back together with only one piece not having found its way back! I think energy requires movement to offset the busyness that goes on in the mind. I could never understand that in the school setting. I always questioned why they did not have any curriculum that embraced this. Instead of sticking labels on kids-meet the challenge and come up with something that meets the needs of movement that doesn’t humiliate the ADHD child in the classroom environment. What do you think?

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