And when the wind blows hard and the sky is black – Ducks fly together

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The daughter, looking towards the future

It was a heck of a weekend, this past weekend. Saturday morning I took the kids to “Try Hockey for Free” at the University. That’s where I took the above photo of my daughter, in full gear, seemingly looking towards the future, a look of determination on her face. ย In reality, I had to get both kids in gear in like 10 minutes time on my own (my wife was working), and she just didn’t like how it felt and was giving me a hard time about it. The son, laid back as always, didn’t fight me a bit and I think having all that stuff on he felt like a ninja.

However, once I was able to get her onto the ice, and used to the ice, she actually did really well. At one point she was passing the puck with the head coach of the University’s men’s hockey team without knowing it. She looked a natural on the ice. The son did as well.

They’ve both been into Pokemon the past week or so, having just discovered it through a friend. They’ve been marathoning episodes of the old T.V. show on Netflix and playing the games as well. It’s funny how their likes and interests go from 0 to 100 mph in an instant.

It wasn’t all fun and games, though. We did some history learning too. I mean, we all watched Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure for the first time. And now my kids know about the time in 1988 when Abraham Lincoln want to the mall in San Dimas, California and how Billy the Kid threw a Nerf football with Socrates in Medieval England. The torch has been passed.

I was out sick yesterday with the son, however, and am now resting comfortably at work. He was able to go to school today and all is well.

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6 thoughts on “And when the wind blows hard and the sky is black – Ducks fly together

  1. I didn’t even make it through the title of the post before I heard Emilio Estevez chanting in my head (even if it was Kathryn Erbe who said that line), followed swiftly by Ty O’Neal…That is such a great movie! This just made my day. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m glad your kids had a good time Saturday. We don’t have much for youth hockey here, or I’d have played as a kid. I was never overly athletic, but I loved hockey, and the Mighty Ducks movies are a big part of why.

    • That is awesome! I didn’t think anybody would get the reference.

      We didn’t have any youth hockey where I grew up, but the pittsburgh penguins winning the Cup in 1991 put hockey on our map. So we played street hockey quite a bit. And watched Mighty Ducks like crazy.

      • Hockey is huge a few hours north of here. We played our fair share of hockey in gym class all throughout school, which I did okay in. I used to have a decent slapshot, but I was no Fulton Reed.

        I spent countless afternoons watching the Mighty Ducks movies, the first and second ones in particular because we owned those (we had to get the third from the library). Those were good times; I have a lot of fond memories associated with those movies. ๐Ÿ™‚

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