Monday, January 18, 2016

Bonus Hockey

The last few years, we've spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Utah Grizzlies matinee game. 

Here's a quick recap of how it went down this year. 

The boys like hockey, especially Tate, so they were pretty excited to go. Paige tolerates sports, as does Traci. 

Everyone was pretty good through the first two periods. Even Traci, who said, "There's only four minutes left?! This has gone by pretty fast."

"Uh, but there's still another period," I replied. 

"But they already had halftime."

I had to share the bad news that hockey games have two halftimes. Bummer, dude. 

That's when the wheels kind of fell off. 

During the second intermission, Curtis' ears perked up when they announced they'd be dropping cash from the ceiling. 

"I hope I catch $16 so I can buy a tabletop foosball set!" he said. 

Unfortunately, they weren't dropping $16 bills. And the falling singles fluttered right past Curtis' outstretched hands.  

He did snag a coupon—for a free hot chocolate. That just made him more angry. 

By the middle of the third period, Curtis and Paige were hitting each other, Tate was asleep, and Traci was wondering when this game would ever end. 

In the last couple of minutes of the game, the visitors tied the score. 

It was still a tie at the of regulation, so the announcer shouted, "Who's ready for some BONUS HOCKEY?!"

Traci's response? "Bonus hockey? Oh, boy. Hmmph."

But bonus hockey was awesome. The Grizzlies scored the game-winning goal with 15 seconds left in overtime. All was well in the world.

Thanks, Grizzlies! We'll see you at the Presidents' Day game. 

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