I have a daughter who loves theater and a son who loves hockey.
I do everything I can to support both my children as they pursue their activity of choice.
As I was watching my son play in his hockey play-offs today all the parents were yelling directions at their kids from the stands telling their offspring what to do and how to play better.
They were uh, lunatics.
As I was listening to my fellow hockey parents 'coach' their off-spring I started wondering what would happen if I was to yell directions at my daughter when she was on stage performing in her school musical.
Could you imagine me acting like a hockey Mom at the theater while she was on stage? I could have directed her from my seat, telling her where to stand and how to sing. I could have helped her!
And no, of course I didn't do it.
If I had several people would have wanted to kill me. Actually had I yelled at any of the young thespians I would have been escorted from the building.
And you know what?
I think we should start considering doing this to those helpful parents at the hockey rinks too.