I have a new love, lacrosse. I never knew much about the sport growing up in Alaska where ice hockey was the popular choice.
Calvin has been asking to play for a few years and finally we were able to let him give it a try. He rocks! He was immediately drafted on a top team starting in a defense position. Half way through the season, he was moved to the middy position (lots of running and checking) where at his first try at it, scored a hat trick!
I love it so much because of the funny lingo they use such as, "You're hot!" When I first heard the coaches and refs yelling that out I thought maybe they were talking to one of us cute mothers on the sidelines. But Garth corrected me (although he does think I am hot), and explained the meaning (after making a second pass, the player can now officially attempt to score). I still think it is pretty funny when I hear it though...those boys are HOT!
It cracks me up to see the boys blasting each other into the ground and slashing each other with their sticks. Not a sport for the wimpy or timid child. Cal loves it! In fact, he has been setting his alarm for 7 am each morning to run in attempt to get faster for his position. I have loved joining him on his runs too.
His little brother Tate has been carrying around his own lacrosse stick and can't wait until he can play next year!