Husband: #26 Michal Handzus,
Kid: Tomas, 19
What is Michal like as a dad?
I think he's very responsible, maybe more than I am. He's a
very good dad. He cares a lot about the little one. He doesn't have
any problems doing the diaper changes or helping with any other
responsibilities. So I cannot complain. I'm very happy to have him
What has been the hardest part of being far from
home? I think we miss our families. It would
be much more fun to have them around and to share Tomas' first
steps with them and his first words. And also it's a very big help
when you have family around; you don't have to get a babysitter all
How have you adjusted? For
us, it's hard to adjust to the winter in Chicago. With the wind
blowing so hard and the cold being so bad, it's hard to get outside
with a baby. We don't have much stuff to do inside and staying home
all the time is not as much fun.
Do your families visit ever?
Yeah, they come sometimes. My mom was here for two weeks and
Michal's mom was here for a month. So they get to come here, but
it's hard to fly in for just a few days. It's like a 12-hour flight
and the time difference is seven hours, so it's hard.
Tomas just skated for the first time. How did that
go? He got to have figure skating skates,
which is funny because Michal started as a figure skater and then
he switched to hockey. Tomas had so much fun. He loves hockey; he
loves to watch hockey; he loves to play with the hockey sticks at
home. So he enjoyed it.