Monday, February 21, 2011

The Obsession Runs Deep

Toddlers and obsessions go hand in hand. Like many other children, my son had an intense Cars obsession for a long time. He still loves Cars and anything having to do with Cars very very much, but it is no longer an obsession.

Now, The Obsession has moved on to hockey.

You know it is an obsession when you tell people, “He really loves hockey,” and you know inside that doesn’t even begin to explain it.

Examples of my son’s new obsession:

Our wood floor has stickers on it to represent advertising space at the hockey rink.

The wood floor is called The Ice.

The Swiffer is called The Zamboni, and Parker “cleans the ice” at least once a day.

Of course, he has a hockey net, hockey sticks, and four different pucks to play with.

When at daycare, where there are no hockey supplies, our son reportedly finds the vacuum cleaner attachment and uses it as a hockey stick.

He wears a hockey jersey about every single day.

He stands at his hockey net, does his goalie stretches, then acts like he’s taking a drink of water and spits it over his shoulder.

He is constantly on the look-out at Target for very extra soft socks that will help him “skate better.”

When at a hockey game, he sits and watches the whole thing. It is quite serious.

His stocking cap is his “helmet.”

And, yes, as his mother I am already worried about the cost and possible injuries that come with this damned sport. Either The Obsession will continue, and I will be a Hockey Mom, or The Obsession will run its course and make room for a new obsession. Time will tell.

20 comments:

Tracy said...

At least he is cleaning the floor for you with the swiffer.

Jennifer Kay said...

Ryan is about to turn four and he's gone in spurts like this too. For the LONGEST time it was Cars, everything Lightning McQueen but now he has moved on to dinasours and Dino Dan. He told me last night that his most favorite thing ever is baseball...they move quickly to the next thing which is both good and bad.

Shelly - Tropical Mum said...

Ah, but at least you know there is absolutely nothing wrong with his imagination! What a clever boy!

Kara said...

Oh oh! Sorry to tell you this, but from what I've seen, guys never ever recover from a hockey obsession. But at least you have clean floors :)

Langdowns said...

That's fantastic! Love it. LOL. Can relate to the sock skates totally ... Don't you wish you could bottle their innovation and sell it?!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Oh, he's got it bad.

Also! A warning coming your way-I saw an advertisement for a sequel to Cars. Just wanted to prepare you in case The Obsession continues.

Munir said...

Thanks for reading my blog. Take it from grandma. The obsession continues . However it may gravitate toward hmmm may be girls?

blueviolet said...

That was too stinkin' funny! The stickers are advertising? Hilarious!

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

Wee 'Burb has an obsession with Elmo. But it's yet to force her to sweep the floor...so I'm not sure his obsession couldn't be guided into more housework, right?

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

My son is six and his current obsession is chuck e cheese and trust me that might be more dangerous than hockey lol luckily we don't live too close to one ha.

Ratz said...

Who knows... you could be the next Hockey Mom Kristy... I think it is time to brush up on the hockey skills...

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I hope if I have a son he's obsessed with baseball hehe.

TV's Take said...

he has a great imagination and determination. Hope this is a passing obsession.

Mrs Gloves said...

I just had to read this to my husband. He is so proud! I think you have a future player on your hands!

...stopping by from SITS...

Morgan said...

So true ... we are obsessed with gymnastics and Legos currently. Whew!

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Ashley said...

What a cutie. How fun...for the first couple of days. Lol. Are you sick of it yet? My daughter is obssessed with painting and drawing. There is paper all over my house right now and while I'm glad she's creative, I'm sick of having to clean it up all of the time. Ugh. But I guess that's just a part of parenthood isn't it?

Climb2Nowhere said...

Your son is adorable. I think hockey has less injuries than football or baseball. That's good. I think you still have some time before you have to worry. So cute, though!

Hatton said...

So cute! The zamboni is awesome & genius!!

Elena @ Art of Making a Baby said...

Hahaha! that's too funny! I'm a huge hockey fan!
My husband and I always discuss what sport we'd like our kid to play. Football gets tossed out due to the voilent nature of it. Hockey is damn cool, but get brutal too ( less than football but still).
In theory I'd love my kid to play hockey, but I'd be worried as heck. Though what sport doesn't have injuries?

MOMSICLE VIBE said...

In my experience once hockey bites, it's got you for LIFE. I suppose you'll find out... I'm rather nervous because my wee girl (almost 2) is quite intrigued by daddy's favourite interest and is becoming a fast fan. She STILL talks about how Canada lost the world junior series and tells us every other day or so, "Canada sad".