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Being a hockey mom just BEGS to be written about so when my daughter strapped on the goalie pads, I picked up the pen. Since then I have been blogging rink-to-rink keeping the world of youth hockey real AND real funny. 

Through the highs, the lows, and the all-consuming hockey stink, us parents need to stick together!

Girls Hockey vs Coed Hockey: 5 Reasons the Locker Room Is Different

With my daughter moving from a coed team of being the only girl, to a locker room FULL of them, there were bound to be some differences. I had my first turn as locker mom recently so I got to be a fly on the wall. Some things were surprising, others were not.

5) Beauty Tips - While the boys discuss who has the most chest hair, and tease those who have none, the girls are talking about how to remove it ie: eyebrow waxing. Bonus for me, I got a great tip on what fake eyelashes to get for my company's gala.

4) Communication - Fart noises, screaming and howling have been replaced with an endless, and I do mean endless, stream of chatter about other topics. Boys, the above mentioned waxing and drivers licenses included.

3) Pranking - No one's bag went in the trash. No part of anyone's gear went in the trash. No one put tape on skate blades and no one was locked in or out of the bathroom. 

2) Siblings Permitted - A little sister was actually allowed to be in the locker room and the girls LIKED it. This would not happen with boys. The sibling would be teased mercilessly until they left screaming "MOM!" in tears.

1) Dress Code - No one had to leave the locker room to change. An obvious thing considering the single-sided gender factor. Not so obvious is the "no girl left behind" mentality that goes along with the freedom to change with everyone else.

Some things, however DO NOT change. The stink is just as bad (maybe even worse) and apparently farting is still a thing. Amusing to everyone and something to be admired when committed.

Go figure.

More opportunities for reconnaissance arise in a couple of months. I will report back.

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