So what did son do last week while the rest of the family enjoyed concerts, went on long walks with the fairy godmother, saw a play and met up with friends?
He attended a skateboard camp and is now able to skate off ramps of various heights.
"What do you like about skating?", I ask him. "Is it a bit like flying in an airplane?" (Because that I would understand!)
"Not really," he answers, "but it is exciting not knowing if you can actually make it to the bottom without crashing."