|He's not really mean, he just wants his hockey stick|
Now we were very excited about the opportunity for him to play up when we found out he had managed to pass all the areas he needed to(What parent wouldn't be) - and then the phone started ringing. The rings where just not the ones we had hoped they would be(you know the kind that are of congratulations). Instead I was cursed at, told I cheated, and even accused of a coverup. I also had a hockey mom who happens to also be a board member drop the F* Bomb repeatedly on me at 8am because she felt it was dirty and low down, then the same woman called back and apologized only to turn around again and send my sons private information out to several people within the organization(YUP SUPER CLASSY to try and destroy a 6 year old that has great talent).
We held our heads high and made sure we have supported Kaiden every day since the moment he signed his form to apply for grade up. Since that day Kaiden has scored several goals against much older goalies and players, become quite a stud at getting assists, and made a travel select team(WAY TO GO CAPTAIN!). Looking back on it there have been a few moments that made me think if this worth it but it has been. The love for hockey is there and he is growing under the direction of a wonderful house coach . So will we move him up again when the time comes - oh I am sure we will, and my advice to everyone else out there jump on the opportunity just prepare yourself and your player that not everyone will be happy you have talent in your corner.
Congrats to the other Outlaws! You are the elite!