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Life gets so full and busy that sometimes I need to schedule play time. I’m not sure how this happens. I really believe in unscheduled lives, but somehow reality is often different than I have pictured, especially right now. Trying to homeschool, garden, teach college classes, blog, and help out with our home-based business, Oak Tree Homes, has me running ragged. My poor kids are dealing with a tired, grumpy Mom, and I  need a break! Sometimes I just need to drop the mess at home and take the kids to do something fun.

blankSo, when I was recently given the opportunity to try out Shaun White Skateboards I jumped at the chance. My kids were so thrilled with the idea of a skateboard that they begged me to head to Walmart to pick one out! Locating the skateboards was not hard, but digging the Shaun White varieties off the shelves did take some doing. I expected to see a big, prominent display, but that was not the case at my Walmart. We found 4 varieties of Shaun White skateboards, ranging in price from $39.97-$69.97.

blankMy kids loved all the skateboards, but they really liked this Thrash version pictured above. I’m not sure what the draw to skeletons is, but they thought it was too cool, so we got it. The Shaun White skateboard itself is very sturdy and larger than the other skateboards for kids that we saw. I thought maybe a larger board would help them as they learn. Always practical, I liked that at $39.97 they picked out the cheaper one. ;-) Since my kids haven’t been on skateboards {oh…ever}, I also picked up a helmet and safety pads. I really  like how big and sturdy the safety equipment is!  My kids always wear helmets when on their bikes, but my oldest daughter’s helmet is too small. So this helmet will serve double duty!

blankAnd then we headed to the skate park. I thought perhaps a non-skate park would be best, but my kiddos were bound and determined to go to the real deal. Once we got there, they mostly rode around on their bottoms and pretended to be great skateboarders. It was pretty cute! They will need years of practice before they can attempt the ramps at this skate park, though. It’s clearly for advanced riders.

blankCora was just as determined to give it a go as Ben. She actually threw a pretty big fit when he got to ride it first. I was surprised how much she enjoyed it too, but I should have known better because she’s actually more adventurous than her older brother.

blankWhile one kid was on the skateboard, the others were running the ramps. It was pretty funny watching them run up and down. I wish there had been some experienced skateboarders there so we could have seen someone riding! It’s so much fun to watch people who know what they’re doing.

blankWe’ve been out several times on the skateboard so far, and Ben can ride it a few feet before he falls off. It’ll be quite a while before he’s got the moves down, though. All in all, we are quite thrilled with our new Shaun White Supply Co. skateboard and I look forward to watching my kids actually learn how to use it. For now, though, we are taking it slow and being careful! If only the skateboard could also cook and do laundry…I’d be a whole new woman! :-)

You can find more information on Shaun White Supply Co on Facebook,Twitter, and Youtube.

And, watch for special ads in the 10/28 papers about the very same Thrash Skateboard that we got!

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Shaun White Supply Co #CBias #SocialFabric. All opinions are my own.

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


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