With three kids in hockey, we’ve accumulated our fair share of hockey and goalie sticks over the years. I’m sure we’re no different than many other hockey families in that long after they are no longer used on the ice, a great many of these hockey sticks still reside in the garage, tossed in the bucket with rakes and other garden equipment.
I have a small army of used hockey sticks in my garage. I’m hanging on to them because like all hockey moms, I’m hanging on to the hope that one day I’ll transform them into one of those amazing Pinterest projects for repurposed hockey sticks. You know the ones: a Muskoka chair made from goalie sticks, the adorable hockey stick headboards, coat racks, and coffee tables. I’ve even seen a functioning clock fabricated from old hockey sticks. Of course, no hockey mom on the face of the earth has the time actually be “crafty” let alone create one of those Pinterest gems.
Why don’t we talk about what real hockey moms – and dads – use their kids’ old hockey sticks for, shall we? Don’t lie. Which of the following never-to-be-seen-on-Pinterest beauties can you lay claim to?
Hard to imagine I would get through any of my off-season without an old hockey stick. Who needs a Pinterest masterpiece anyway? Ah well. I am not quite giving up hope on those masterpieces quite yet. Heaven knows I still have quite a collection of sticks to choose from. And someone recently sent me a gorgeous photo of a Christmas tree made from old hockey sticks. I might just have enough time to whip that up before December!
Three cheers for those hockey sticks – they bring function to our lives whether new or old.
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