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You know you’re a hockey mom when Monday brings a respite from the hectic weekend. Yeah, that’s right. Today’s case of the MondayA brought a restful peace absent from my insane weekend. It’s a diametric shift in the way you think for sure. Who knew perusing emails and reviewing data could be so peaceful.
Our weekend was insane from the start. I began my weekend with Goalielocks and the Mayor finding the perfect outfit for a quince and bar mitzvah respectively. Shopping with boys is not for the faint at heart or the impatient. We had the dressing rooms on lock for over an hour much to the chagrin of our fellow shoppers. Nonetheless, we were successful. Of course, Colin asked to check out to shoe store in the mall for some new Adidas before my wallet was even back in my purse – about that…
Saturday morning started early with the Mayor having to be at the rink by 9:00 am. Goalielocks and I drove separately as we had to leave midway through the game for the Purple Stride meeting. The Mayor’s first game, at least what we were able to see, was fantastic. He scored an awesome goal, which thanks to poor vision and marked up glass I didn’t get a clear view on it. Fortunately, the rink has video and I was able to pull down the video later. Admittedly, I had to film it in slo-mo on my iPhone, so I could see it.
We left half way through the second to head to the Purple Stride meeting at Lucky’s Italian Market in Coral Springs. Once the Purple Stride meeting ended, we headed to Kohl’s to get him dress shoes to accompany his quince outfit. We definitely had differing opinions over shoes, but he quickly realized comfort over form would win the day. Goalielocks was a bit disappointed we didn’t have time to get to the mall, but the promise of a Pub sub won him over.
The Mayor’s second game was a hard-fought contest, but in the end they came up a goal short. We headed home so Goalielocks could shower. While we drove the Mayor came into some Panthers’ tickets. While I dropped Goalielocks off at the quince, the hubby and my Mayor headed to the Panthers’ game. When all was said and done, we picked up Goalielocks just after 1:00 am and got to bed around 2:00 am. This weekend left us exhausted.
Here’s some key hockey mom identifiers:
You know you’re a hockey mom when….
Monday is a restful day
Your dog’s crate smells better than your car or garage
$700 is a lot for a pair of shoes, but too little for a goalie helmet
Someone asks you your age and you give them your birth year
You yell at the zebra, but you’re not at the zoo
You’re on a first name basis with local urgent cares and ERs
You online shop at Pure Hockey, Hockey Monkey and Hockey Giant
You bring a megaphone to the rink.. oh wait, that’s just that one psycho hockey mom…..