“I never would have thought these words would come out of my mouth.”
He has mastered the dramatic pause.
“What is it?” I asked my ten year old son.
“I really didn’t think I would ever say this, but…”
I am holding my breath now.
“… I want to play hockey.”
“Ice hockey?!” A few of his friends play, but the only time he tried skating, he hung on to the wall and glared at me with his “you will die a painful death for bringing me to this party” stare.
“You realize you have to learn to…” he learned the dramatic pause from me… “skate?”
“How about lacrosse?” I asked because the same friends who play hockey asked him to join their lacrosse team.
“Why would I want to play that?”
“Because you don’t have to skate.”
“I really want to play hockey.”