Today, I took Aidan up to the Ice House to buy his first Hocky skates (we've been using rentals until now), hockey socks, a mouth guard, and. . .um. . .a cup. When we got there, I told the guy behind the counter that we needed several things, so he turned to a young high school boy and told him he was up. The boy came around the counter and I told him we needed skates, socks and a cup. . .he froze. Then he stared at me and I said, "Coach Joe said an Extra small would probably work." He continued to give me that deer in the headlights look. So I said, "Let's start with the skates."
Looking relieved and unfreezing a bit, the boy led us over and we went through the skates with me saying something about not wanting to spend $100 on skates that would be outgrown in six months. He chose some nice sturdy skates that cost me $60.00, including the sharpening, sized Aidan's foot and went off to get them out the stock in back.
When he came back, he set a package next me and skuttled quickly around to fit the skates on Aidan. Looking down, I noticed that he had put the hockey cup next to me on the bench (neat little thing that fits into a pair of shorts for under the hockey shorts!) and I said, "Oh! This will work perfectly!" Again with the frozen stare and the look that said, "You are not really talking to me about that, right??" And I said, "I know. Mommies aren't supposed to ask about that, right?" He smiled and giggled a bit and then led us over to get the knit socks for over the shin and knee pads. . .
I think he was happy when the skates were sharpened and we left the Pro Shop.
What a funny experience!!!