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Calgary, AB • Canada • 55 Years Old • Male
This morning I took my son Douglas to wal-mart to go shopping and he asked for a flames sweater now this normally its a automatic no but for some reason I decided to do it the main reason why I am writing about this is because of his reaction . He acted like I bought him the Stanley Cup, he mademe realize that life is to short sometimes. We can learn a lot by watching a boy or a girl attitude on life. Just maybe there is more to life than a hockey game. I just wish we all be grateful for the things we receive or have as my son was with a 26 dollar hockey Sweater. I sure hope we remember that when all sit down with our family while watching the games and realize its just a game and remember the traditions. My son is making us all wear our Flames sweaters which I am sure we will while watching the game tomorrow I just hope he lets us wash them. Bottom line it comes down to it this is a game and its a great game meant for enjoyment , it took me a long time to realize that fact I just hope it sinks in and stays there when the Red Wings score a goal. I normally don't do blogs but this message I wanted to spread especially for myself maybe if I have in writing I can always read it to remind myself that is just a game nothing more nothing less, and sun will come out to tomorrow win or lose.


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April 11, 2007 1:46 PM ET | Delete
Great blog, FLAMESTR! Right on!!
April 11, 2007 2:42 PM ET | Delete
I know what you mean... my 2 year old son will goes days a time where he won't want to take his Blues jersey off... he'll want to sleep in it even. Poor kid doesn't know what he's getting himself into. :)
April 11, 2007 3:11 PM ET | Delete
Kids can be such great motivators...My buddy and I turned my Mom (years ago) into one of the biggest Oiler fans from one of the biggest Oiler haters with our passion. I still have that passion, and as we all grow up, I think we need to keep it going...The whole "Inner Child" thing...Enjoy your playoffs with your son, Flamestr!
April 11, 2007 3:13 PM ET | Delete
Was just re-perusing...You CANT wash his jersey! It's bad luck! Haha...
April 11, 2007 5:14 PM ET | Delete
Amen, FLAMESTR. It's always important to put things in perspective.
April 11, 2007 5:24 PM ET | Delete
I told my son to stay away from Daddy if the Canucks lose. Serisouly, although we shouldn't take sports to seriously I tend to follow the 'do what I say, not what I do' approach. I want him to see that you can be emotional and have fun with hockey but I find it's what happens after a game when you can put things in perspective. When all my son's Leaf fan friends were dejected I reminded him how he would feel if his team was eliminated. It's a chance to teach a child respect and class when losing and wining-I'm just not able to do it during a game. ;)
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