Saturday, April 15, 2006

Connor's first day of hockey...

Today was Connor & Caleb's first day of hockey. It turned out to be the perfect start for Conbo...

Connor & Caleb were put into a small group which would rotate together through 6 different skill stations. This was the second blessing. The first? Each team had a dressing room set aside with their colour on the door. I think Connor likes being a part of a team. The second blessing (sorry for interrupting myself - am I sorry to myself as well?) was that the group they were placed with included twins who were half Connor's size - and that's saying something! It gave Connor something he always wants... security to know that he's not the "worst" on his team.

They started with running. Again, it doesn't sound like much, but it gave Connor some confidence because he knows that he's quick. Both he and Caleb were grinning ear to ear.

They did some shooting and stick-handling, everything but actually play a game. This - believe it or not - was the greatest and final bonus for Connor's dream start to hockey. He gets so wound up and stressed about gameplay - worrying about not losing - that he doesn't enjoy it.

After all was said and done, he ended up with apple juice, too. Does it get any better?

Caleb stickhandles first... then Connor


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