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Cue the exhaustion folks, it’s Sunday night after a major holiday and hockey tournament. Undoubtedly, I am exhausted beyond belief along with all of my fellow hockey parents. I’m positive I’m not the only one regretting not taking tomorrow off to recover. It’s month end, which means I cannot afford to miss a minute let a lone a day. So I’ll be back to work tomorrow at 8:00 am with bells on.
Our Thanksgiving holiday was marvelous. We had a great Thanksgiving dinner at Jon and Brandi with family and friends that have become family. After a great dinner, we played some Right Left Center and another game with a box. Jake had a great night and walked away with some moula after winning two rounds of the game. After playing games, we watched Star Wars “The Force Awakens.” I know I’m late to the party here, but I enjoyed the movie. Although, it is sad to watch knowing we lost Carrie Fisher way too soon.
I wrote about our early hockey games on the blog earlier and today was no exception. We were back to the rink by 9:00 am and didn’t leave until after 4:00 pm. It was a fun weekend at the rink with our hockey family. These tournaments are exhausting, but are much like a family reunion. Its a great opportunity to catch up with former teammates, their families and other friends we’ve made throughout the years.
Yesterdays games were awesome, but I still had quite a few visitors yesterday in the Sin Bin with a lot less (thank goodness) today. At U-14 body checking is legal and these hits are incredibly loud and percussive. I’m pretty sure they build the boards to amplify the noise of the hits and increase the hockey moms collective anxiety.
Our boys finally clicked this weekend, after a couple of painful months, which was awesome to see. These kids have so much potential there aren’t enough superlatives in the English word to adequately describe it. Nevertheless, I am beyond proud of each of them for their efforts. As the team went into the championship game, they were definitely the underdog. In the end, we lost a nail biter to a strong Russian team in sudden death OT.
Of course the bitter reality of leaving the rink at 4:00 pm on a Sunday, is that I still had to grocery shop, finish the laundry and finish all my other errands upon leaving the rink. I’m pretty sure I heard a collective ugh as us parents left the rink to head home and on to our errands and chores.
Tonight’s song is for my Goalielocks. Enjoy “May We All” by Florida Georgia Line.