02 May, 2018

Confessions of a Hockey Mom (Daughter Edition)

 

I have a few confessions to make as a mom of a daughter playing hockey:
  1. I deliberately buy pink tape and equipment to easily find my daughter on the ice and to make sure every other parent knows that it's my daughter out there—killing it against your son.

  2. After someone yells, “Go, boys!” I will regularly add “And you too, Emma!” as if to remind the rest of the team: they are not all boys.

  3. The hockey smell is just as bad for everyone—hockey odor does not care about gender.

  4. You can never have enough hair ties. Seriously, just keep buying them.

  5. Yes there is a female ‘cup’. I can’t honestly say it’s never really been needed, but better safe than sorry.

  6. I regularly have to inform others that teams are co-ed, not just a boy's team with girls on it.

  7. I try to convince my other children that hockey tournament weekends are family vacations for us all (I don’t think they buy it, though)

  8. Cow bells, noise makers, and yelling from the stands are really just my personal form of entertainment and a way to stave off the cold from the bleachers. 

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