Although it is a school day, today we won't be following our typical schedule. We are playing hooky from school and are going to the ice rink. Yesterday Robby received an invitation to appear in a television commercial with Mike Green, a Washington Capitals player, and we just couldn't pass on this unique opportunity.
Both he and Scott were
rendered speechless when I relayed the invitation, both breaking the
silence to mutter "that is so cool" in unison. Although I think it will
be fun to see Robby in a television commercial, my little guy is
unimpressed about show business. However, he
is over the moon about meeting and skating with a real hockey player.
The minute I told him our plans he wanted to go to the ice rink to
practice. His birthday party derailed those plans, but it didn't stop
Robby from planning and demonstrating his skills to our guests! Last
night was supposed to be about Robby's birthday, but it turned into
Robby's hockey party.
With his birthday candles lit, we asked
Robby to make a wish. He responded by telling us that everything he's
wished for has already come true. This sentiment melted my heart, but I
know that he was simply overwhelmed by the hockey invitation and the
attention. Watching the wax melt all over the cake, I finally struck a
bargain. Robby now has his birthday wish banked for a future time, and I
was finally able to cut the cake.
After Robby's birthday party, I
insisted that he take a bath. His normal complaints were absent and he
obliged my request without hesitation. He even chimed in that he was
going to use soap, so that he was "squeaky clean" when he met the
Washington Capital. (I didn't realize that soap during bath time was
optional. I guess I'll have to keep closer tabs on what he is doing when
I send him to get clean.)
In a few hours, Robby and I will hop
into the car and we will embark on his first adventure as a seven year
old. Considering his enthusiasm for playing hockey, I suspect that this
will be difficult to top! I've stopped saying "break a leg" (for obvious
reasons) but I will ask for luck. I'll post pictures when we get home!