Sometimes, we look at our kids and wonder how did they get the way they are? We can’t always chase them around all day long, and, we miss out on a lot of their lives when they’re busy doing other things. But, one father decided to mic up his son during hockey to truly get that “hands-on” experience and hear what was happening on the ice.
This is Canadian hockey coach and dad, Jeremy Rupke.
Jeremy’s 4-year-old son Mason is also a hockey-lover and even plays in a local league.
Mason is getting his start in hockey with a local Timbits league where the Rupkes live in Barrie, Ontario.
Jeremy noticed that Mason was often talking to himself during practice and decided to put a microphone on him. The result is a downright hilarious video.
In the video, which now has over 4 million views, Mason gives himself quite a few adorable pep talks.
“I was really impressed with the parts where he was pumping himself up and encouraging himself,” Jeremy told BuzzFeed News.
Like any 4-year-old’s sports practice, there were plenty of ups.
And plenty of downs.
It’s no surprise that Mason worked up an appetite.
Jeremy shared the first clip of his now-viral video on Twitter.
— Coach Jeremy (@howtohockey) February 22, 2019
And people are obsessed.
One person even suggested making the recordings into a weekly podcast and tbh, we’d love that.