I love the zamboni!
My wee niece, in a Vancouver Canucks jersey – quite possibly the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!
In the interest of full disclosure, I must report that she didn’t want to put the jersey on at first, as it’s not a dress1,2. But my dad, the Leafs fan you can see in the background in this photo3, used the old reverse psychology on her: “You better not put that shirt on! Don’t you dare!” And then she couldn’t put it on fast enough.
So they all went skating and my wee niece, despite it being only her second time on skates, was skating around on her own like she’d been skating for years4. And I got to miss it all because my family won’t move out to Vancouver. =(
After skating, my mom asked Madeline if she liked skating. “I love skating!” she said. “I love the zamboni! I love hot chocolate!”
1Yet another example of her being like her aunt; I only ever wanted to wear dresses when I was little. I went through a long period of time when I got older when I only ever wanted to wear pants, but now I’m back to wear skirts a lot. Hmm, weird.
2Also, making her like a true Canucks fan. We are fickle breed, with our love/hate relationship with the boys in blue.
3And now you know my secret shame… my dad is a Leafs fan!
4Those of you who are friends with me on Facebook can see a video, as I’ve posted a link to it there.