When My Son Beats Me

Published by Toronto Mike on May 9, 2013 @ 09:51 in Fatherhood, Hockey Playoff Pool

When My Son Beats MeI'm crazy about my boy. I'm not suggesting this is unique as I'm sure almost all fathers feel this way about their sons, but it's a super intense and awesome feeling to love someone in this way.

Last year, when my boy was only 10-years old, I let him draft in my annual playoff pool for the first time. He didn't receive any special help and had to draft like the rest of us. He ended up beating me by one point.

It's very, very early, but if I glance at the current standings of this year's pool, I see my 11-year old leading the pack. Heck, he's already 15 points up on his uncle Steve. And it looks like he'll only lose Subban and Kessel heading into the 2nd round. He's in pretty good shape.

My best man

You'd think I'd feel a little like Homer Simpson, but I don't. I'm damn proud of him and I hope he kicks my ass.

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4 Responses to "When My Son Beats Me"

Tim
May 9, 2013 / 20:40

Mike. I know the feeling. I remember the first time my son beat me at Chess and Quake (legitimately). It was a proud moment.

Rick C in Oakville
May 9, 2013 / 20:46

Get ready for more future ass kickings Mike. I always took mine with a great sense of pride also.

Mississauga Phil
May 10, 2013 / 08:07

My 5-year old beat me at Mario Kart Wii the other day..legitimatly. The kid got 48 coins in battle mode to my 21, he was so happy he started doing a victory dance...I wept just a little :)

Cambo
May 10, 2013 / 16:25

Same here with my daughter and "Just Dance" on the Wii. She'll register 5 stars and mine will barely move.


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