Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hockey girls?


Hockey season gets underway at our house tomorrow night.

Hockey Boy is a member of two teams: his high school team and a travel team. He has played hockey for many years, but this year he is on the Varsity team and there's a new twist: Hockey Girls. Not to be confused with girls who play hockey, as we've had several girls on our teams over the years, a *Hockey Girl* volunteers to be a player's individual pep squad. She brings cookies before games, decorates his locker or car and comes to cheer him on at the games wearing a sweatshirt that says, "Ice, ice, baby" on the front and has Hockey Boy's last name and number on the back. It all seems a bit dated and sexist to me, but Hockey Boy is THRILLED.

He came into my little office last night with a sheepish look on his face.

"Guess how many girls signed up to be my Hockey Girl?" he asked while looking at the ground.

"How many?" I replied nonchalantly, hoping against hope that the answer was greater than zero.

"Five," said Hockey Boy, with a big ol' shy grin spreading across his face.

Five?! Think all of this *support* will result in a lot of goals scored? Stay tuned...


Erin said...

Just catching up! Your trip looks magnificent! You two are cute together. I loved reading about Hockey Boy's enthusiasm. So cute. And Happy Birthday to your darling daughter!

Anonymous said...

Lucky Hockey Boy! (PS, are there "Hockey Boys" for the girls that play hockey? I suspect not ...)

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Tami said...

That is cute. And good fun too. A friend and I were Basketball Girls in high school. I still have the charm bracelet that the basketball player gave each of us to say thanks at the end of the season. I think his Mom was behind that, but it was a nice gesture. We had a lot of fun.
I hope Hockey Boy gets some cool treats.

Liz Harrell said...

Hmmmm... lucky boys huh? :) That's too funny.

Hopsy said...

This sounds so fun! I wish we had had hockey girls at my high school! You will have to keep us updated as to what items they bring over for Hockey Boy!