Skateboard Christmas by Adrian Mazzarella

Caracas, Venezuela

Skateboard Christmas
by Adrian Mazzarella

A favorite gift creates an amusing memory.

A long time ago I was in Venezuela, in my grandma’s house in Caracas, because it was Christmas and all my family was there. That Christmas I ate chicken, turkey, and bread with ham. I got a skateboard with two wheels and I was learning to ride it, but I was breaking things every time I rode it, and I got in trouble.

After I finished eating dinner, I rode my skateboard again, but I still broke things and I got into trouble. My dad was mad and he said that I had to stop riding the skateboard because I was going to get hurt, but after trying and trying to ride it, I finally learned how—and now I’m good at it!