10 reasons family life is like Roller Derby…

1. It takes at least two team captains (older children) and two referees to sort any points discrepancies amongst the children during a game.

2. Training on rollerskates prepares you for anything life wants to throw at you. And to hopefully be able to stay on your feet.  If not, at least you know how to fall safely. :P

3. Whenever things get you down, just make sure you get straight back up again!  There is always someone available to help if you need it.

4. No matter where you go, someone, somewhere is dealing with the same family politics/issues you are.

5. Big families are a whole lot easier to manage if everyone has their names printed clearly on the back of their shirts.

6. If you goof off or goof up, someone is going to remember… and possibly have photos (that will be shared around your 18th birthday).

7. Everyone has their own sense of individuality and style.  That doesn’t make them any weirder than you. ;)

8. The rules are always being revised.  Dependent on safety, time limits, interpretations and fairness.  You may not like the changes but you’ll get used to them soon enough. :)

9. Large amounts of preparation go on behind the scenes to make any event run smoothly, including school drop offs and dinner!

10. It might sound like a whole lot of noise; yelling, whistle blowing and look rather chaotic but it really IS a whole lot of fun.  Or we wouldn’t do it.  The smiles prove it all each night. 8-)

I wonder how much Miss Cinders knows about roller derby this week? ;)

Blog flogging with Grace and #FYBF again too!


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Lydia C. Lee (9 years ago)

you left out, you may not notice it, because you’re caught up in the immediate drama, but there are always people cheering you on from the sidelines….(Nice post! Esp the how to fall safely)
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Love it! Apparently, I also left out that at least one of the children will always be unhappy with the refs’ call/decision!

    :D x

Miss Cinders (9 years ago)

Haha! Love!

Miss Cinders knows NOTHING about Roller Derby, but she wishes she did!

BUT Miss Cinders DID know how much family life *must* be like Roller Derby! And now I KNOW it is!!

Have an awesome day C xxx
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Time you learnt and came to a bout hon,. ;) xxx

Neets (9 years ago)

Love it! Especially no 10!
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Thank you Neets! x

Aroha @ Colours of Sunset (9 years ago)

Or “No matter who is chasing you, the faster you are the more likely you are to get away.” One for the younger kids! Run (skate!?) like the wind!! Great post CJ. x
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Nice one Aroha! Need to get onto the next 10 soon. ;) xxx

Lisa@Circle of Toast (9 years ago)

Love it! I’d also add – No matter what you do, some days you will just fall flat on your butt! ;)
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    This. is. SO. true! Thanks Lisa! :D x

Sam Stone (9 years ago)

Love! This is great. I love Roller Derby too.
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Welcome Sam! Roller Derby is certainly fun! :D xx

Lisa@RandomActsOfZen (9 years ago)

Haha, I love no.5 Carmen! That would definitely make it easier x
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Don’t laugh, we are working on this! It’s just the kids all want derby names on their shirts! *sigh*
    ;) xx

Emily @ Have a laugh on me (9 years ago)

Some wise words there – love the rules being revised!! A bit like around here too x
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Thanks Em! It’s all rather organic really. :) xxXOoo

Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me (9 years ago)

Very cool. I would totally love to see roller derby in real life some time. In the meantime, I’ll settle with my crazy, chaotic family life :)
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    I’m sure there’d be some Roller Derby going on somewhere around you Renee! ;)
    Our kids love it! x

Grace (9 years ago)

Haha! Sounds like we’re a Roller Derby family then! Sure feels it sometimes! x
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Well of course you are Grace! ;)

Wendy Parks (9 years ago)

Love It! #4 is refreshing, #5 made me laugh, but I relate to them all. Family life here sometimes feels like a demonlition derby!
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Thanks Wendy! I think we officially need some stripes and whistles to help organise around here sometimes. :)

Oculus Mundi (9 years ago)

Very clever, I especially loved number 5 :)
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    *Bows* Welcome to my little corner… of craziness! :) xx

Danya Banya (9 years ago)

“Big families are a whole lot easier to manage if everyone has their names printed clearly on the back of their shirts.” Lol. This would be great or everyone in general. I hate it when I can’t remember someone’s name…
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Especially when you go through every single one of them first before you get to the one you needed! *sigh*

Lisa Wood (9 years ago)

Yep! You nailed it, family life is very much like Roller Derby – and i so need the names on the back on our boys T-shirts. I go through all of their names before I get it right!
And yeah its crazy but I do love it :)
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Master 7 is insisting they all have derby names on their shirts… that could certainly get some looks in public. ;) x

Annaleis (9 years ago)

Names on the back of shirts should be mandatory!
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Amen Annaleis! xx

Seana - Sydney, Kids, Food + Travel (9 years ago)

Oh yes, lots there… especially on falling over… and I guess if we haven’t fallen over recently a fall will be coming and not to worry.
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    I’m glad I’ve learnt to “bounce” a bit. ;) xx

Alison @ The Thrifty Issue (9 years ago)

Love it! It’s good to see that every family really does go through all the same stuff. Cheers, Alison
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Yes, it’s true Alison! We have proof. ;)

Becc (9 years ago)

I loved number 5. Just get straight back up again. It’s a good thing to remember, that is for sure :)
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    I sure hope these help other families! xx

Sonia Life Love Hiccups (9 years ago)

And someone will ALWAYS want to pick a fight with the ref. LMAO xx
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Very, very true Sonia! Insubordination isn’t tolerated in derby so they will be ejected. ;) xx

Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit (9 years ago)

You keep tugging on my little bit by little bit with this roller derby thing, Sounds so appealing! But alas, just no time in my week. Will add to my bucket list ..
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    I still say you’d love it Leanne! ;)

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