As part of the requirements this year, both boys have to arrive at the rink in "Game Day" dress code, which consists of shirt, tie, dress pants and dress shoes. It does make for handsome young men :)
Well, it might have been a stretch to ask them to show a little brotherly love, but I know that they respect and support eachother!
Matthew's team was challenged this weekend, for they lost all 4 of their games. We were hoping that the score would have been a little closer versus the losses of 0-6 or 10-2, etc. This team is a young PeeWee team which the coach is taking under his wing and trying to develop them this year, making them more competitive as the year goes on and ready for next year. I just hope that all the families understand this...that they don't give up so soon into the season...that they don't speak negatively about the coach and the team at home around their player. It is situations like this where I want to yell:
Hockey parents...you knew what this year was going to be about and, yet you signed up for it - committeed to it. Your kids learn from you - your attitude and your mannerisms. Teach them to work hard for what they want, for no one on this team is a hockey star; everyone needs to work hard to continue their development and achieve their goal...mommy & daddy cannot buy it!
Unfortunately I cannot scream that out loud to anyone. Just hope that the parents do the right thing for their kid and, more importantly, for the TEAM.
Robert's team made it into the semi-finals which is close to starting (DH and Robert went down for the 7:15am game - leaving here at 5:30am - and I am at home with Matthew, who wanted to sleep in). His team, lost their first game, tied their second game and won their third...which was stopped in the middle of the 3rd period because both goalies on the opposing team didn't have goalie masks that complied with the new USA Hockey policy. The game was a mess - between stopping and starting the play, a little bit of fighting amongst the players. Well, anyway...they are in the semis.
So, with that my stitching friends, I will have to sign off with the traditional chocolate milk shakes that occur after dinner...