Monday, July 16, 2012

Fun With Friends

We had a somewhat impromptu playdate with friends last week, and it worked out nicely, especially with A at camp and me and N hanging together. N tends to want to interact more with me, whereas A is more adept at solitary activities. The nice thing is that we get to spend time together and do guy things, though it does take up a fair amount of my time, but that’s family is all about, right?

Either way, at some point, hanging with dad just gets boring, so we ended up meeting up with his friends and teammates from hockey. Since it’s so hot, we headed over to the pool and met with his friend ZM. They swam for a bit and hung out. ZM is a great kid, really nice, though a little more reserved like N, so when you have two reserved kids, their time together can be a bit reserved. It was nice cooling off in the pool, however. We’ve met up him at the open stick time slots, as well, and we’ll probably see him during hockey season, so it’s good.

It also worked out well with A’s hockey clinics. Several of the dads play in adult league, and they often bring their kids along. This time around, several of A’s friends came, as did a buddy for N. They all played and had fun, and even though I was ready to leave, I didn’t want to ruin the moment of fun. Mom was home waiting for us to eat supper, and I didn’t have the cell phone, so I couldn’t call her to tell her we were delayed. Nonetheless, I tried to lighten up and let the kids play, because they were having fun and bonding with friends. You can’t put a price on that.

At some point I had to tell everyone it was time to go, but a good time was had by all, and hopefully these are relationships we can nurture in the future. That would be a good thing.

Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to quiggyt3 for the pic.

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