Monday, March 1, 2010

hockey question



With Jake's hockey season ending yesterday and Drew just having a few more weeks, I thought that it would be fitting to share this email that was circulating a while ago. I don't know where it originated, but thought it too funny not to share.


- You base the next purchase of your new vehicle on whether it will hold six kids, six sticks, and six hockey bags.

- You know the location of every hockey store within a 400 mile radius.

- You relate directions to places by the nearest arena.

- Knows every single kid on every single team your child has ever played on... But doesn't have a clue who his school mates are.

- You feel lost when you have a free weekend.

- Your spouse waits until you decide where to sit and then chooses a spot on the opposite side of arena.

- You become a partner in a skate sharpening business to save money.

- Can justify complaining about someone who gives hundreds of hours of volunteer time to your son or daughter.

- You ground your kids for a week (except for hockey practice).

- Can rationalize spending $159 on a Synergy for a 9 year old but won't spend $5 on a Birthday card for your spouse.

- When someone asks how old your children are you respond, "I have a '95 and a '97."

- Has had to use a grandparent to take kid #1 to a tournament because Dad was in a different county with kid #2 at a tournament and Mom had kid #3 two counties away in a 3rd tournament all in one weekend.

- Has more miles on '08 minivan than a '66 Chevy

- Practices make up a very large part of your social life.

- You buy gloves according to how loud you can clap in them.

- You find yourself missing the parents of your child's team mates during the off-season.

- You refuse to make any plans with your friends until you check your kids' hockey schedule.

- Takes out a home loan to pay for all the equipment and expenses.

- Plans birth of next child so he has a good hockey birthday.

- New baby's first word is Zamboni.

- All computer passwords begin with "hockey" or contain child's number.

- Has been barred from more than one rink on more than one occasion

- Purchases new $135.00 stick because old one "didn't have any goals left in it."

- Knows a few 5 year olds that are good but "lack focus".

- Has had kids ask if Christmas is "home or away".

- Received a letter from AAA Automobile Club and called for more info about tryouts.

See you at the rink!



Jan said...

Hilarious! Unfortunately for me, I could answer yes to more than 5 of those questions. Our hockey season is wrapping up too, and it is kind of bittersweet. My calendar looks so bare...for a month or so, until baseball, swimming, etc. begins. Have a great day!

Mocha Momma said...

Wow! That is a busy life. We don't play hockey, but I can laugh at the list of things you had there. Funny how we prioritize things.

Have a great rest of the year and a good week too,

The Pifer's said...


By the way; I love your blog!