Any parent who has ever enrolled their child in a sport would no doubt love to be a fly on the wall during practice. There's never a shortage of laughs, amazement and a little frustration when it comes to watching your kids learn the basics of a new sport which is why one Canadian dad decided to mic-up his four-year-old son during hockey practice so he could find out exactly what his son was thinking. The results just may be the cutest thing you'll see today.
Jeremy Rupke is a Canadian dad who often wondered what his four-year-old son Mason was chatting about while on the ice for hockey practice. "He's just always saying funny, random things. When my wife and I watched him at practice we got curious what he was saying to his friends and the coaches," Jeremy told POPSUGAR. "I've been making YouTube videos for a few years now and thought, 'Why not put a mic on him?' And here we are." The result was nothing short of incredibly sweet and very, very funny.
The full video begins with Mason laying on the ice, rolling on the ice and basically doing many things on the ice that aren't skating. When Mason does begin to skate he very sweetly can be heard counting "one, two" to himself with his father explaining in on-screen captions that he's been working very hard on skating with both feet.
The six-minute video features some pretty hilarious moments, including Mason laying on the ice, deciding that he's a bit tired and ready for a nap.
Mason is also seen asking his father about their trip to "BaDonald's" aka McDonald's after practice, which is clearly an important part of morning hockey practice!
Practice can seem to take forever when you're just four years old, and Mason tries the old "I have to pee" trick to see if he can get a little break from the ice. It doesn't look like Jeremy is falling for it, though.
The video has since gone viral, with over 11 million views on YouTube. "Mason has a knack for saying some pretty funny and unexpected things," Rupke told TODAY Parents. "His imagination is incredible."
Who else is out of gas?? 🚫⛽— Coach Jeremy (@howtohockey) March 1, 2019
Somehow I forgot to put this clip in the YouTube video, but I sure can relate on a Friday! pic.twitter.com/jgQrf2iaAL
We love how positive Mason is throughout the entire video and how much his father just wants him to have fun no matter what. Check out the full video below.