13 April, 2015


12 April, 2015


Spotty Chop decided to try out lacrosse this spring. Primarily due to his best bud J-man's decision to try it. They had their first game today. Did I remember the camera? Hells no. If I had remembered the camera would I have been able to get action shots? Have you seen the hockey photos? My Canon camera blows. I loved my "real film" Canon, I don't know why my digital EOS takes such shitty photos. But I digress.  This year for the first time the Hawks were able to field 2 U11 teams. Spotty is on the "black team" with J-man. I requested they be on the same team so that I could deal with taking the boys to all the practices and games. J-man's dad has stage 4 colon cancer. It aint good. There was a bit of a kerfluckle when the split the boys up into 2 teams as they somehow managed to "forget" my request. The coach was (IMO) a bit of an ass as he told me "I've already switched the teams 10 times". I of course was curious as to who's request would trump mine. I was priming myself for a MAJOR throw down, but the coach got the boys on the same team. Which was great, sort of. Spotty's hockey teammate "Veeg" also decided to try lacrosse out and had initially been on the black team with Spotty - which was great as Veeg knows no one from this town.  Of course he is the one that was switched to the white team. Such a freakin pain in my arse.

Spotty's game was at 9:30 this morning. They won. I don't get this sport just yet. there are too many kids on one side, the positions seem to play SOO different from soccer or hockey. Spotty did really well as a defenseman. Then they put him in as a "middie", the coach started yelling at Spotty as he wasn't in position and I thought to myself "I really hate this coach and it is going to be a LONG ASS SEASON". Spotty started having a meltdown on the field, Boy Toy's crankypants were twisted in a knot as he can NOT stand when Spotty cries when he is frustrated. Spotty Chop started yelling at the coach that he had no FRIGGEN IDEA WHAT HE WAS DOING. I was wondering who i was killing first Boy Toy or the coach. But then the coach pulled Spotty off, put his hands on Spotty's shoulders and talked to him, and then another coach came over and talked to him. They apparently were able to explain what he needed to do because he got right back into the game. And did fine! He in fact decided he liked that position more than the defensive and offensive positions that he played.  I feel better because the coach isn't a total doooshnozzel. Some coaches yell, but he at least picked up that his method wasn't working for my boy and adjusted it so that Spotty could pull himself back together and have fun. (The fact that Spotty was able to pull himself together let Boy Toy pull himself together and I didn't have to kill anyone! )

After Spotty's game Veeg's older brother had a game, we were going to go home and then come back to the field as Veeg happened to be playing against Spotty's cousin Hockey Star. But Boy Toy's brother & family were at the field. So we hung out talking to them. And then it was game time so we decided to just stay. Veeg's team is the "White" team. Not enough kids showed up. We asked Spotty if he would be willing to play again and he agreed. It was great. He got to play with Veeg 

Yes they are both #3. (Spotty is in the white helmet) Spotty was a bit panicked and ran over to the coach "can there be two 3's???, but the coach said "you can be Tall 3, and Veeg will be short 3". Spotty enjoyed playing again, and as this is his first time ever playing the other coaches were talking to him and letting him know  how to play the various positions as well. 

What was super funny was that Spotty and Hockey Star played against each other twice - they seemed to have a lot of fun seeing each other on the field. Boy Toy's brother took a couple of long distance shots with the two of them, but lord knows if I will ever see them. We did manage to get a photo of them off the field.

At least this season only goes for 8 weeks, not 8 months.