Last weekend before the Hockey Skills class, Coach Joe told me Aidan needs new shorts. His are too short. So, we are ordering the next size up. . .and because they are on sale, we're ordering the size after that too! Aidan is growing like crazy. Might as well be prepared! We also ordered the next size up for the spine and shoulder pads (his current ones just barely fit over his head) and a new set of elbow pads that extend down his forearm more. We'll get new knee/shin pads before next fall. . .probably about the same time as new skates! I was told I didn't have to worry about getting new skates until Aidan complains that his toes hurt. Whew! That's an $85. to $100. savings!. . .for a little bit, anyways!
Aidan did really really well during his hockey skills class. I'm always so proud and amazed at how he does as well or better than most of the boys out there. Remember, aside from Aidan, there are only a couple of children who are only 6. The class is for 7-13 year olds. I always have to laugh, because, after the skills portion is done, they will split the boys into two groups to scrimage. 10-13 year olds on one side of the rink and the 7-9 year olds on the other. Aidan will typically stand there and I will have to yell over the glass that he is to go with the 7-9 year olds. I asked him last Saturday what happened and he said, "But, Mama. They didn't call my age! I'm only 5!" Yes, you are sweetie. Mama's sorry!!
Only 5 he may be, but he scored two goals against those bigger boys!! One was so good that the head Coach, Coach Rob came over and spent some time showing Aidan how to celebrate his goal with fist pumping and everything. Pretty funny!!
I got video of Aidan playing last weekend. I'll try to get that uploaded soon.
At the end, after Mini Mites were over, we were getting the gear off and restowed in the bag when Coach Joe cambe back and was telling me about how he was helping out with the Mites so he wouldn't be at Thursday Free Skate for a while. I told him I thought we were going to switch to Sunday afternoon because Thursday has gotten too crowded. I also said something about keeping Aidan in Mini Mites through the summer and then we'll see if he is ready for Mites next fall. I was told Aidan is ready now for Mites and that he is every bit as good, or better, as those boys. Hmmm. Well. Next Fall. . .
No hockey this weekend (other than watching the Caps play. . .and win, please!). So, we'll go to Free skate on Sunday and then, three day weekend!!! Woo Hoo!!! So, I'm hoping to take Aidan to a movie on Monday. But, first, tomorrow is Parents Night Out!!!