Sunday, April 8, 2012
The Hockey Life: One lucky dude
Unbeknownst to me, Colin must have hired himself a new PR guy. Through this blog, Facebook and Twitter, I thought I was doing a darn good job, as any proud parent would do, of promoting him and his accomplishments.
A string of recent events, though, are boggling, even to me.
Since last Saturday, he has:
~ appeared on the Tampa Bay Times Forum Jumbotron three times;
~ participated in two events at the NCAA's Frozen Four championships;
~ seen himself in a FSL baseball Clearwater Threshers TV commercial (He saw it Wednesday night during Discovery Channel's Sons of Guns, but I haven't.); and
~ been in a photograph on Page 10C of Thursday's Tampa Bay Times.
For some kids, that's a good year. But in a week? Come on. And, yet, it gets better.
We're hearing, too, that he has to appear, dressed to the nines, at Ruth Eckerd Hall later this month to accept a Pinellas School District Pride Award in social studies, representing all fifth-graders at Blanton Elementary in St. Petersburg.
So, maybe, he did hire himself a publicist or someone to help spread the word. Given all that's happened in less than two weeks, can you blame him?
Am I complaining? Heck, no. Not in the least little bit. I'm in full-blown, pedal-to-the-metal, top-shelf Bragging Daddy mode right here. And that, my friends, is the best part of being a parent. Every moment becomes a memory that will last a lifetime.
If you can't relate, please, accept my condolences. You don't know what you're missing. Me? I know what I have and am relishing every last second.