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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hockey tryout season is upon us....and tryouts are for next season --- so after you tryout and make a team, you wait until August to play with them...

My younger son has played on a select team for the last two years. This is a couple of steps higher than your town team....and he has done very well. He has made some really good friends on the team as well. Monday night was the first tryout - and two of his really good friends were offered a spot on the team, but he was not - he is stressed out that he is going to be left behind. I am stressed out that his heart is going to be broken....He has one more tryout next Monday for the team....I am hoping that this is a positive thing.

He is a defensmen....there were 10 on the ice Monday - 1 spot is filled (coach's son) there are 5 remaining....there are 9 kids fighting for these spots....he has a 55% chance of making the team....that's 50/50.....

He is 9....he shouldn't be having these feelings.....he is 9....he should be loving life- without a care in the world.

All of this has lead me to question what I am allowing for my kids....loosing sleep over a hockey team, stressing about being left behind....this is not right....of course that is me, not him.

He is bummed that he didn't get asked on Monday - but figures he has one more chance.

I am a nervous wreck...and you know where that is leading me.....

I have done OK this week - I haven't given in to the emotions - YET. I have had some sweets, but stayed in all of my ranges...but there is a long way until Monday - a long way.....

I want to put him in a bubble and protect him. He is going to be so sad if it doesn't work out -

I do have a silver lining in this though - his 2nd choice of team is local - all w/in 6 minutes of our house with the exception of a handful of games.....his 1st choice will send me to CT, NH, NY and VT throughout the season and possibly Montreal. So while I will be sad for him to not make it - my car, and my gas budget will not.

Wish him luck Monday night!

He is handling this way better than I am - but
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    yikes! See, this is what life does to us (by us, I mean me). It's easy to do good when all is running smoothly, but give me some stress (aging parents' health problems/ making a hockey team) and I'm all about food and a shovel. That's what I have to learn, how to control the eating when life is not smooth and easy. Sounds like you've figured that out. I think you should hold a seminar for us (by us, I mean me) so that we can learn too!

    3642 days ago
    Poor little guy. I feel bad for him & you, worrying about this.
    3642 days ago
    wow for 9!!!that a lot of stress!! my DD was in soccer for 4-5 yr old! I pulled her out! the PARENTS were crazy! fighting in parking lot over their game!!!!!
    3642 days ago
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    emoticon Best wishes!!
    3643 days ago
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