Friday, October 12, 2012

Bake Sale

Boy, the things we do for hockey. There was the big bake sale this past weekend, and though we had fun, or at least the kids had a blast, it was a lot of work. All in the name of helping the team, right? I will say this, for as much as I whine about all that we had to do, it was nothing compared to the heavy hitters, including MF, KS, and EC. Those guys put in an amazing effort and did a fantastic job, so I’ll stop complaining.

Since it’s a bake/food sale, we donated food and equipment. A lot of our former Grateful Dumpling stuff came in handy. We lent them our gas range and full tank of propane, as well as some coolers, a camping stove, and various pots and pans. In addition to equipment, we made chili and sweet potato soup. I was going to make cookie bars but at some point you realize you can only do so much.

To compound the effort, the cooking stove was disgustingly dirty. Normally it wouldn’t bother me, but it was coated in grease and it was a nightmare cleaning it. It’s amazing what peer pressure makes you do.

After all was said and done, we got it together and I think the sale went well. There were other kids there so A&N had fun. In fact, on Saturday, it was all boys and N got to bond playing football with some of the older players, many of whom were on his lacrosse team, so they jived. On Monday, it was mostly girls, so A got to hang with her future teammates, though they accepted N into their play group. How cool is that?

Looking back, it was hard work, but it was a win-win situation because the kids had fun and they got to bond with their buddies. Enough said. Plus, I scored some deals on hockey apparel for the kids, which they pine for.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Holy Outlaw for the pic.

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