I guess this is actually weeks, even though Jordan just completed his 5th class.
Hockey was pretty uneventful this week. Jordan is starting to glide on his skates a lot better now, rather than running on his skates and
scaring the bajeezus out of me on them. He is also carrying the puck with more confidence, as well as skating and holding the stick with both hands rather than one. So progress is certainly noticeable even from last week. The more he is out there, the more things are piecing together for him.
I found two nice dads to talk to. I still get awkward looks from the Careers (Borrowing some terminology from The Hunger Games. This is what I’ll now call the hardcore-do-or-die hockey parents).
One of the dad’s told me a bit about some places that should carry equipment in Jordan’s size since he is so much smaller than the other kids and some tricks for making things that are a bit bigger on him fit better. Honestly, it was nice to just have someone to chat with that has been there, done that and can offer helpful advise. His son is 6, so he has been doing this for about two years.
I think that is the biggest thing is just wanting someone there who can offer me friendly advise rather than passing judgement and making rude comments about how I will not be able to afford to keep Jordan in the sport when they know nothing about me, my income, or my life. It just isn’t called for to treat a person like that.
I’m not sophisticated. I’m not classy. I’m certainly not wealthy. But just the same as every other parent there, I love my child and will do whatever I have to do to make sure that he has everything he needs and wants in life.
So, not a very exciting week.