i have been blessed with a fantastic husband. he is Godly, loving, caring, an involved father, everything a woman could ask for really. but every once in a while...he does something crazy. something that defies all logic. one of these incidents occurred last weekend. but really, it started long before last saturday. it began back in 2001, when john was in college and he decided to buy a skateboard. i'm not sure what prompted this purchase...all i know is: he bought one and used it a few times before putting it aside. fast forward to fall of 2004. i was planning a wedding. john was, well, deciding he needed to start skateboarding again. so he dusted the board off, dinked around the neighborhood a few times, fell off the board more than a few times and after a bit, put the board back in the garage until two life changing events took place. first: his son was born. second: we moved to ripon and next door to his 12 year old (at the time) nephew.
i'm not exactly sure what went through his brain after these two events occurred but i do know that very soon after, he dusted off that skateboard once again and once again started riding it. quite a bit. he also bought a dirt bike but that's a different story. i think he was interested in hanging out with his nephew while doing an activity that they both enjoyed. but mainly, i think the birth of elijah inspired a renewed interest in skating. he wants to be seen as a "cool dad" and skating was one way to accomplish that goal.
so...last saturday, john headed out the door with his nephew and son and return with a brand new skateboard...for elijah. please remember, elijah is not even eighteen months old. and though he is very advanced physically, he is NOT ready for a skateboard. however, john was undeterred. any and all logic presented by me was completely and utterly ignored. and elijah was ecstatic. he loves having a skateboard of his own that he can climb all over. apparently, according to john, elijah is going to be the next tony hawk and needs to get an early start.
*sigh* i have a crazy husband and an eighteen month old with a skateboard of his own.