On Monday I was visiting the official Wild forum over at nhl.com. There was a thread for their goalies, and I had posted a few things there. Well, on Monday there started being some "not so nice" things said about Theo. And I'm sure most of you have run across some of the talk on the internet about him and how some hockey fans just don't like him. And are quite vocal about it...anonymously...online. So brave. ;o) And I get so defensive of him. It really brings out the protector instinct in me for some reason. I'm sure he would not want me trying to fight his battles for him. I'm sure he would just ignore what they say, but I couldn't this time around. So I nicely said some things in his defense, trying to keep it lighthearted. I made a comment about "Oh, now that's just mean" or something similar, again trying to make light and not confrontational. One guy came back with, "Sorry Theodore's mom, that's how we play here."
At first I was like, What? But then I just started laughing, literally out loud! Because that is what I'm like...I'm l ike his mom trying to defend him. I joked back that even though I had just had a birthday, I was NOT old enough to be his mom. Haha!!
Then the guy posted that stupid photo of Theo that's around the nets where there's a beachball photoshopped into the net behind him. And I said, "Oh Theo's mom is most displeased now!!" And we made it into a joke. But really, that's what I feel like, and I had even commented to a friend of mine more than once that I'm like a mama bear with her cub when it comes to him.
And just for the record, I am most certainly not old enough to be his mother...just his slightly older sister. ;o)