Sunday, 28 February 2010
We watched the Canada vs USA gold medal hockey game tonight on telly.
I thought it would be nice for Emily to stay up so she could say in years to come she witnessed Canada getting gold on home ice.
Traditionally, Emily's broken out into crying when subjected to loud noises - bangs, yelling, etc. As Canada fought their way to victory, we had to temper each goal celebration with a hasty "yay Emily and get her involved." Of course, when the USA retaliated, the only voice in the room was Emily going a touch hysterical.
It's hard being a parent.
When the game ended in a draw after regulation time (around 10.15p), it was decided Emily needed to go to bed. Not only did we teach her to celebrate goals, we also kept her up WAY past her bedtime.
It's hard being a GOOD parent.