Category Archives: family

Is it January yet?

This week we’ve been getting reports of our little miss not listening in class or at her after school program. At first I was all NO SHE DI’INT. And then I had a look around at the stores, the snow, the decorations, the tree in our living room, the Elf on the shelf, and remembered…

Why we do Elf on the Shelf

  BECAUSE IT’S FUN Related Posts:He’s Back!And then it was over…When They Want to Decorate… Drink

Loving Las Vegas

Sunday we returned from Vegas, the city that doesn’t sleep. It was an incredible three days filled with blisters, flashing lights, sirens, honking horns, and boobs (not mine). I had won the trip through Cineplex and was so grateful for the chance to go back and experience the lights, sounds, beauty, and buildings all over…

When They Want to Decorate… Drink

As the boxes made their way into the house her squeals of excitement escalated. We had promised her that today we would decorate and she did not forget. Yes, decorate. In November. For Christmas. Falalalalalala. Little hands pawed all through the packages that I had so neatly packed away the year before and I could…

More than one Sentence

The paper said “Describe your child’s personality in one sentence to help us to better get to know them.” I says pardon? One sentence? How do I put into words the incredible child that I brought into this world and have watched grow from a tiny infant into the amazing four-year old that she is…

Wordless Wednesday

Me: Smile pretty for me. Her: Related Posts:Better than ChristmasNo One Wanted To Play With MeWhy Are You Staring?

The Truth About My House

From my brown chair in the corner of the living room I scan the floor, couch, and bench that sits across from the stairs, and wonder where the hell this mess came from. Didn’t I just clean up yesterday? I see a wayward sock stuck under a chair in the dining room cast off by…

November with Netflix

November is one of my favourite months. It’s fall and winter rolled into one. The weather starts to change from cool to cold and we bust out the sweaters and boots, hats and mitts, scarves and coats. The frost settles in, snow might sprinkle in and settle on the ground, and warm drinks are a…

My Lobster

Slam. The door shuts and I walk away. How easy it would be just to ignore him for the rest of the day. Month. Year. How quickly could I shut the door on my emotions, build a wall, close the window on how I feel. Easier said than done I suppose. But those aren’t things I…