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Hockey and my son, what should I do?

As many of you know I've fallen for the sport of hockey, and even though I'm not very good at it, I really like playing and trying to get better.

Now, whenver my son hears me talk about hockey, he sings the following song:

Hockey is so stupid, it will make you barf everyday.
Breakfast, lunch, brunch, snack, dinner, and dessert.

For some reason, which I suspect has to do with teasing me, he has gotten it into his head that he would not at all like to try or play hockey.

Meanwhile, I think it would be a good thing for him to try. I've been taking him skating for the past 3 years (he's now 6). Also there's a great program in Creve Coeur that loans you equipment so your kid can try hockey without you having to mortgate the house for equipment.

I'm really thinking this is a good idea....am I making a big mistake? Am I skating on thin ice here? Advice sought and welcome!


I have no pithy advice for you, but I get the feeling I'd really like your son based on his song.

Posted by: Rachel Otto at June 21, 2005 10:05 AM

Replace "hockey" with "piano." Would you give him lessons or not? Let that be your guide. Or not. I don't have any kids, so I'm working on pure speculation here.

Posted by: Chris2 at June 21, 2005 3:29 PM

Wow, thanks. He is very easy to like. I think I would get him to try piano. In fact, we did; he didn't like it; he stopped; and he just wanted to start up again a month or so ago.

So we'll give it a try.

Posted by: rkc at June 25, 2005 10:54 PM