Sunday, December 30, 2007

hockey mom ... with an attitude

[That's what it says on the hooded sweatshirt the kids gave me for Christmas -- it totally rocks!]

"Dude, what a great game! That goal you made was incredible!"

"Yeah, it was kinda crazy how the puck bounced off that guy's head and flipped in."

"Did you hear me cheering for ya when it went in?"

"Ummm, mom it was kinda impossible NOT to hear you; your screaming was echoing off the walls. Why do you have to be so loud."

Pause.

"Well, I'm loud. I like being loud. And the your teammates' parents like me being loud. It's a bit of a joke that I'm the momma mouthpiece for the team. Besides Colin (the goalie) LOVES IT when I cheer for him; he waves up at me every time I give him a verbal standing ovation!"

"Yeah, well, you really don't have to be so loud. It's embarrassing."

"Really?"

"Yeah. Maybe you could tone it down a bit."

Pause.

"OK. I'll try. But it'll be real hard. Remember, I'm loud. And I love watching you play. And I get really excited and I can't help myself. It's a bit of an out-of-body experience really. But I'll try. I promise. Maybe I'll save my loudest, most enthusiastic cheering for your little brother's games ... he could really use the encouragement."

8 comments:

Dave said...

When I was in high school I wrestled, as Pos knows from past back and forth.

My father got the fan of the year award for always being there, to my embarrassment. You, I mean to say I needed to understand that what he was doing was demonstrating love. Took me close to a decade to understand that.

Yell away.

Jeni said...

And I agree wholeheartedly with Dave on that! End of that discussion ain't it, folks?

Posolxstvo said...

Loud = good ... in that context. But the next time you complain about my deafness, consider the fact that if you're not part of the solution, you may be part of the problem... :)

Mya said...

Your poor children...! Maybe you could go in disguise?

Happy New Year to you all!

Mya x

molly gras said...

Dave & Jeni -
Unfortunately for my kids, I really can't seem to help it. It truly is an out-of-body experience. Luckily, every holler, yell and screech I utter has positive undertones (I NEVER heckle or degrade) and oftentimes you'll hear me cheer for the OTHER team when I've witnessed an exceptional play (especially by their goalie!)

Pos -
Don't blame my volume on your bad genetics and your historically bad practice of listening to music WAY TOO LOUD!!

Mya -
No such luck. See above comment to Dave and Jeni -- I really can't control myself; I'd be discovered the minute I opened my mouth.

;)

Lil Sis said...

Keep screaming! He'll live and learn to appreciate it!

Ryan said...

Next time he gets after you for being too loud at the game, throw some stuff on the ice and pick a fight with the lady next to you.

That will help put your 'not so bad' yelling in perspective.

(Have you already done these things?)

molly gras said...

Lil sis -
The little man has no choice; I'm his mom!

Ryan -
Ummm ... I plea the Fifth!