Thursday, June 15, 2006

My Vacation

I have been on vacation all this week. For the most part, I do have to say that it has been wonderful and I have hinted to Tim more than once that I could really get used to this! Coming home from the gym and sitting down and reading the paper in the quiet house is my favorite!

However, on the downside, my vacation has been filled with several chaffuering duties daily. The kids have had bible school all week in the morning, golf on Tuesday, volleyball camp everyday, hockey camp everyday and baseball tonight. What fun to dress up in hot stinky hockey gear in the middle of the summer. Yes, I'd have to say that the cult better known as Moorhead Hockey has lured us in. But then the kids see Brian Lee in the lobby, or watch Matt Cullen on tv, and you know this is where it all starts; with mom getting them dressed and schlepping them and all their equipment to the rink during her "vacation". So, when they hit the big time, let's hope they remember these days (not the part where I scream at them to hurry up and get their stuff on cause we're going to be late again, or wonder loudly why can't you do this by yourself yet, you've been in hockey for two years already.) As I was discussing with my friend Melissa the other day, in a few short years, us mothers will be banned from the locker room only to be left standing in the lobby wishing for those days when our little boys needed our help.

**Editor's Note: This entry is not meant at all to brag about the amount of this mother's involvement in her boys' early hockey careers. This task falls largely on the shoulders of dad, and boy do we appreciate it! It is not also meant to imply that there will be hockey careers at all...but hey parents can dream right?

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