As the mom of twin Pee Wee travel players, I was recently asked: What makes a hockey mom? Hockey moms tend to be a breed apart from other kid’s organized sports parents. Maybe it’s because of the physicality of the game or the fact that most of the refs need glasses (in our eyes anyway).
Some of the unique characteristics you’ll see in most hockey moms include:
Outstanding Organizational Skills – There’s a lot of hockey equipment that goes into those stinky hockey bags and you have to make sure you have everything in place for games and practices (in my case, times two). Believe me, one of mine forgot a skate (yes, one skate) to his game on Sunday and I thought Hockey Mom was going to have to spend the game in the penalty box for blowing my lid!
Exceptional Multi-Tasking Abilities – I know hockey moms who have multiple kids playing on different travel teams. These ladies are masters of multi-tasking and they do it with ease and a smile on their face (unless their kids just whiffed what would have been a perfect goal)….
Good Sense of Humor – Because when you’re in a freezing cold rink at 5:30 in the morning with no Starbucks for miles, you really need one.
Tenacity – Most hockey moms tend to be a feisty bunch. Whether arguing a perceived “bad” call from a ref or telling their kids to “put their sticks” down (as HM is known to yell quite frequently), hockey is definitely not a sport for the meek.
Passion – We love the game whether we’re watching the little guys or our big guys in red (the Capitals, of course).
I love being a hockey mom and my fellow hockey moms are some of the most fun and interesting ladies I know. See you at the rink!
Now its your turn to add your favorite Hockey Mom story!
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