So, my kids came home from the skate park last night with an amazing tale! I have procured permission to retell it in her words! I offered her the opportunity to write it herself, but she declined–so I am writing it for her. For prosperity’s sake! Someday we will have forgotten the details of this…and I never want to do that. So here we go!!!
I guess there is a great skate park on the west side of Albuquerque. I have personally never been there, but my two youngest kids went there last night with their friend to skateboard and generally run amok! They got home about 10:30 or 11pm. Of course it was dark. As a matter of fact, it had been dark since about 7:40 that night. And the skate park had no lights. The daughter’s phone flashlight was the light they were using to see…
Anyhow, I guess at this skate park there is a huge bowl; it has different depths, the smallest being 12 foot deep. For those that don’t know about skating bowls, most of the walls are either straight up at the top of the curve or vert–which is a small curve inward at the top of the edge. Google it.
So the kids were skateboarding here, when my son and his friend managed to talk my daughter into getting into this bowl with them to skate. Mind you, my daughter is 5’4″ on a good day. She was in a 12 ft deep cement bowl. Can you see whats coming here?
Long story short, she got stuck in there. Not enough upper body strength to pull herself up over the edge. And a cement skate bowl is smooth, so traction was not really an option here. Even though, according to them, she tried with shoes, with socks, and with barefeet. Unfortunately none of those things helped. It was really the lack of upper body strength. The boys had no issue pulling themselves out, however, they were not successful in pulling her out. I think they were all rather stressed at this point.
The daughter was stuck in the bowl for about 40 minutes. I guess at certain times she just had to wander around containing her frustration at their lack of success. Luckily for her (and me), some very nice people came along and two rather strong dudes managed to get some momentum going and pull her out. (though her boobs did kind of make it harder than normal. We are a well-endowed family here)
Anyway–she is safe and sound and out of the bowl. The fire department would have been the next step, which seems really embarrassing to me…so luckily it didn’t come to that. 🙂
And the very nice people that helped her, even invited them to their little cookout. They fed them hamburgers and hotdogs and chips and drinks. It was a good end to what could have been a crazy night…..
So to whomever you people were that helped my daughter, thank you from the bottom of my heart!! She is kind of important!!!! And you guys are amazing for helping her!!!
So yeah…I just had to share this. It was actually much funnier in person, but since I cannot portray the humor in the telling of the story because it wasn’t mine, hopefully this will be good enough to look back on and laugh while the memories flow!
Here are the pics of the bowl she was trapped in! She actually climbed to the smallest one and still couldn’t get out. At the deepest point, this bowl probably hits 16 feet or more…. Also, you can see a video here: 🙂