We had the first game of hockey for Nick and Tommy tonight. They are both playing in the same team this year, which makes juggling practices and games a heck of a lot easier on us even though the team is a huge jump for Tommy. We are hoping he will lift his game to meet the rest of the team, we will see how that goes though. Today’s game was against the top team in the competition and had a lot of the boys that Alistair played with last year. It was great to catch up with those Mums and Dads again.
Halftime saw us down by 2 goals to zero, but the defensive skills displayed by the boys were outstanding. They had just started the second half and Nick was in the thick of a tackling battle defending our goal when suddenly a stick came up and hit him just below the eye. I was talking to Tommy who was sitting on the sideline at that stage and never saw what happened, only that a kid was being brought off dripping blood everywhere. Someone said it was Nick and then panic sets in as I rush onto the field with Andy to help our boy. A huge gash sees us leaving the game and heading to the emergency room for some stitches. One hour, a heck of a lot of tummy turning on my part, and 4 stitches later we head home.
Nick is doing pretty well at the moment and loving being the centre of attention, I am sure the local anasthetic and the pain killers we have loaded into him have something to do with that. He, of course, can’t wait until tomorrow when he can take off the dressing and check out his war wounds for himself.