Skye and I went to Otto’s Pizza and a Portland Pirates’ game for our Festibond date. It was her idea, and I was pretty excited about it.
During the drive to Portland we talked about Skye’s relationships with her sisters, Festibond, homeschool and what it’s like to be an adolescent girl. It was nice to get to know Skye better and have some exclusive time with her.
Otto’s was good, as usual. Skye ordered her favorite slice: mashed potato, bacon, and scallion. I got one of those and a pepperoni (the sauce is crazy delish). We continued our conversation from the drive, which was nice.
After finishing our pizze we parked in the garage adjacent to the Civic Center. The first order of business was to buy Skye a t-shirt. She picked out a black one with the large logo on the front, which she wore during the game.
Skye had read the rules of hockey and had an impressive understanding of the game. However, during the first fight she had a look of shock and disappointment. She exclaimed that it was unprofessional to start a fight with someone just because you’re losing a game. While she was right, of course, I tried to explain to her the intricacies of sports psychology and fighting in hockey. I think I mostly failed. She still doesn’t know why fighting is part of hockey. Neither do I.
The Pirates won an impressive 4-2 victory. It was fun to watch a hockey game with my daughter, for which she was actually interested and knowledgable. It’s great when I find activities I can do with my girls that we both enjoy. I will be looking forward to attending many more hockey games with Skye.