Friday, November 16, 2012
But It's Not About the Game
There were tears.
But it wasn't about the game.
Some of the other teammates were trying to console them. "You had a great game!" "We played tough!" "We only lost by one goal!"
But how do 8 and 9 year old boys explain to others that their hearts were broken? This bond that had been formed over the last few years is now - moving on. 2 of the 4 boys will be 10 years old soon. No more weekly hockey games together. No more seeing each other twice a week - every week. Back to their own schools.
Finally one boy said to a well-meaning teammate, "IT'S NOT ABOUT THE GAME, ALRIGHT?!?"
Luke would've said the same thing - if he didn't have the tears streaming down his face. Afterall, big tough hockey players don't cry. Even if they are only 9, almost 10. And big tough hockey players certainly aren't more worried about friendships than the game - are they? Are they?!