CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected]
TOORAK mother of three, Diane Williamson, says she couldn’t be happier about her oldest son finding a new group of friends to go skateboarding with – providing they wear helmets.
“So many kids spend all their time inside nowdays, I’m just glad Charlie has found a group of friends that like getting outdoors. I feel like a hip mummy when I use their skateboarding lingo… ‘ripping cones’.
“He loves going down to the skate park to rip cones with those boys.”
Diane feels the hobby of skateboarding is a great way for young boys to pick up life skills.
“Just the other day I found him cutting off a bit of the garden hose to help repair his skateboard… those things require a lot of maintenance, he has pretty much pinched every pair of scissors in the house!”
Charlie’s mother claims she has noticed a noticeably positive attitude change in her son as well.
“Every afternoon he comes home from skating, he always finds the time to curl up on the couch with his little brothers to watch their Spongebob cartoons. Ripping cones really tuckers him out,”
“I have no problem with skateboarding so long as they are wearing helmets, brain damage is my number one concern.”