If you follow hockey, you might have noticed an extra team in the league this year — the Las Vegas Golden Knights. This year’s expansion team is the first one since Jacob’s been watching, and I think partly because he can mix and match players to make his own team in NHL ’14, he understood the draft pretty well. Which in turn garnered a bit of excitement in him that I encouraged and nurtured, and voila! Jacob is a newly-minted Golden Knights fan!
When I combined that with my 50by50 efforts, I added a Senators game to my list of activities for the year and it made sense to make it the Golden Knights game (the only time they visit this year). It was just happenstance that it fell on a Saturday afternoon too, which made it easy to take Jacob. Which is odd wording, as it wasn’t like I would have been let out of the house without him. » Read the rest