Friday, October 12, 2007

Top 10 Ways to Spot a Hockey Mom

10. She owns a cat named Zamboni.

9. She knows where you can buy coffee at 4:30 a.m.

8. She thinks televised bowling would be a lot more interesting if checking was allowed.

7. She's found a way to work broken $200 hockey sticks into her home decor.

6. She's trying to figure out how to introduce her teen daughter to Sidney Crosby, the 19 year old NHL phenom.

5. She buys Car Jar air fresheners by the case.

4. In the back of her van, she carries a fleece blanket and a winter coat - in August.

3. She has the numbers of the dentist and orthodontist on speed dial.

2. Instead of putting her kids in time-out, she says she's sending them to the penalty box.

1. The bruise on her hand comes from banging on the glass along the boards.

15 comments:

Tiffany said...

My good friend is a HUGE hockey fan! My girls could never handle hockey. If my oldest stubs her toe she acts like she broke her leg and there is no crying in hockey!

Kelley said...

I love that! Everyone should know where to buy coffee in the morning! Especially really early. Last year we had a figure skater live with us and I figured all that out too.

Shelley said...

I'll never forget our first year in hockey (we only have inline hockey here--too small an area I guess).

One of the dad's noticed that I had washed my son's jerseys and put them in a ziploc bag in his hockey bag. He pulled me aside and explained to me that while it might be alright to wash a jersey at the end of the season, it was certainly not protocol to wash them at any other time, and it did in fact jeopardize the whole team with bad luck.

So I too had to learn about buying air freshners by the case. And of course before long, it wasn't just the jerseys that stunk, but every piece of gear in the bag. Smells I never new existed!

CrossView said...

Sounds serious! =/
I'm just thrilled that I actually know what a zamboni is...
We don't have ice skating in the rural south- so that leaves out hockey.

Anonymous said...

All right, number 8 cracked me up.
Great post! :)
mom2chris

www.homeschoolblogger.com \ mom2chris

Mostly Sunny said...

Banging on the glass?? I assume yelling at the refs was involved also? You are your father's daughter...

We soccer moms had to drag rusty old folding chairs, umbrellas, and sunscreen in our trunks. No air freshener... just 50/4. Drive home at 50 mph with all 4 windows down!

Fisher said...

Hmm, maybe my mom should have the dentist and orthodontist on speed dial.... ;)

Chris said...

Ha. Yes, those are good :)

julie said...

okay, so now you've got me interested. i want to see the hockey sticks worked into the decor! Where's that picture???
julie

Anonymous said...

I just want you all to know that after rasing three hockey players over 20 years, 1 GIRL college, 1 Boy Drafted to USHL, and Another currently in travel Midget AAA, I know how to use a broken Stick as Picture frames for all of the news clippings and tournament photos....they are the most expensive frames I ever purchased!

Anonymous said...

three kids, hockey gear, sportability cleans gear so you do not need ziplocks! Ziplocks are like a hockey bag that has rollers and a handle! Comon' Moms!

Peg said...

I took a class in college not that long ago on the history of Ice Hockey. Hardest freshman class I ever took. My goalie son was so mad at me for knowing more about hockey's past than he did! But, fear not girls, I was able to go toe to toe with one dad at a rink when he thought he knew everything about the 1972 Summit Series and the 1980 winter olympics. Holding my own, my husband had a new found respect for his old lady!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to say, I have two of my five in hockey so far and watched my brother play all through high-school. I am not, nor will ever be an athlete, but I fell in love the sport of hockey. I love the game itself, but the best part is the discipline, the learning to work as a team, accountability, and hard work ethic they acquire along the way. My boys may not ever hit the big times, but they have learned life long lessons from being in this sport that will carry through to many other aspects in there life. This to me is prieless and the coaches that volunteer their time, really do make a difference with teaching the sport and talent they bring to these hockey kids. It is an amazing journey to be a part of!

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10 ways to identify a hockey mom are very good, shame that my mom do not like the sport, it would be fantastic to have a loving mother of hockey.

Claudie said...

As mothers, we must really do our best to ensure the safety of our kids and for them to have the best. And I can feel your sentiments as a hockey mom because I'm a hockey mom also.

Regularly, my sons and I visit Aiken dental office and I let the Aiken dentist do his job in taking care of my son's teeth and give them best mouth guards for their game.