I thought my husband strange when he used to call the boys' time-outs, "The Penalty Box," and I dismissed it as a Canadianism...
But. Now, time-out includes a punishment of 5 minutes of stick handling (moving a ball with the hockey stick). I'm getting more nervous here.
It appears that all of the punishment in our house is serving an ulterior motive: Superior hockey players? A 401K? Box seats for future events? Or just cheers and high-fives from other hockey rents?
Granted, it IS fun to watch our boys score. But, seriously, I'm desperately seeking some hockey mom attire that doesn't include my snow boots, gloves, and ski jacket. I fear I may be in this for life. Any advice?