Signs you might be an obnoxious hockey parent.

A comprehensive list: You care entirely too much about the outcome of a game between 7-9 year olds (or 10 or 11 or 12 or…) and yell at the kids. On either team. Not cheer, yell. You yell at the refs. That’s pretty much it. I personally could do without the cowbells and cheering for […]

I don’t know what I should blog about today.

“Blog about me,” the younger child piped up. “Blog about you? What should I write about?” “About how I like hockey.” “What do you like about hockey?” “I like shooting and skating and passing and flipping the puck up high. And I like drills.” My youngest child likes hockey. He particularly enjoys shooting and skating […]

All Hail our Internet Overlords

It’s Friday, early afternoon. The sky overcast, the air crisp. But I didn’t truly feel a chill until I received the text from my wife. A truly terrifying reality. Fortunately I went to school for Network Administration and was able to pass along my knowledge in a clear, concise manner. Internet runs my life. Pretty […]

Could I score 100 goals in my kids’ Mite game?

As I was watching a group of 6-8-year-olds absolutely refuse to shoot the puck on net, a thought occurred to me: could I score 100 goals against these people? I’m a pretty humble guy, but my initial reaction was yeah, obviously. If I didn’t think I could do it, I wouldn’t have even though of […]

Measuring a Sport’s Goodness

Last night, younger child and I were watching a little bit of the Michigan State-Duke basketball game. The roundball doesn’t make it on to our television that often, so he wasn’t super familiar with the score bug for a basketball game. “Dad, what are those circles by the team names?” “That shows how many timeouts […]

The Worst Kids Show Ever

My kids don’t watch much television or play on their tablets very often. I have cultivated a strict culture of limited/no technology in our house. Yeah right. Someone has to be responsible for them, and I already pay for Netflix so I don’t see much point in a babysitter. Those two could probably run their […]

10 TALLEST Waterslides or something or other

My children go through phases, as most children are wont to do, with just about everything: toys, books, food, pajamas, you name it. That also includes YouTube videos. Occasionally it’s wiffle ball or some NFL/NHL highlight reel. More often than not it’s some PBT NERF thing or Kingdom Wars gameplay. Lately though (like four days), […]

I Love The Boys

No I’m not talking about large child and younger child. We’re more of acquaintances. I’m talking about the Amazon television progrum The Boys. Murder. Intrigue. Superheroes. Intrigue. It has it all. I am a fan of the Superhero genre. I own several Marvel movies. The Boys would be a natural fit into my viewing schedule, […]

The Problem with Stuff

I love stuff. I don’t really care about money. But I love stuff. So I have to work and make money. But really I just love stuff. The best part about stuff? Having it. The worst part? Not having it. I wouldn’t say I have a lot of stuff, but I have more than I […]