I never told the boys about Canada
Which kept us happily avoiding arenas for many a year.
The threat of their imminent or eventual deportation loomed in my imagination, so we laced up and limped our way to the community ice rink.
Which is located directly behind our house.
As it has been for several years.
We're under- achievers, and never wanted to appear to be too eager.
We were afraid of people who played with sticks and hard, flat, black thingies.