When kissing an ouch goes wrong…

N: *falls on her butt, tears erupt* J: *picks her up* You alright? N: *through tears* No… kiss it. J: Sorry N, I’m not going to kiss your butt. N: *still crying* KISS IT! J: *calculates odds that this will stop in any other way… hmm… not good….* *leans over, fakes kiss* N: Not there! In the middle! J: Hey…

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Failure

Failure as a parent. I’d say it’s pretty much the biggest fear. Every day I want to make sure my children end up better than me. Depending on the state of my self worth and ego on any given day, the goal posts are closer or farther apart. Then come the days when it’s all beyond you but you still…

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They get so old so fast…

N *quite upset*: I don’t have a credit card!!! J: Why not? They don’t give two year olds credit cards? N: NO! J: Maybe when you’re older. N: Yes. Maybe when I am three! #musingsofthedaughter

Will you marry me?

N: Can you marry me Dada? J: Marry you? No I can’t marry you. N: *sad* Why? J: Because I’m already married to Mama and I can’t marry my daughter. But I’ll always love you. N: Oh! Oh-tay!

Future Aspirations

K: When I grow up I want to have two jobs. J: Oh yeah? What two jobs? K: I want to be a song writer because I’m going to write a whole album of Superman songs. J: Oh yeah? What’s the second job? K: I don’t know. Hmm. Maybe I want to run a Halloween store! Or no… I want…

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Once…

Once I almost died. I was in a mosh pit. I’d been there most of the day… but it had been calm. Canadian one might say. A Canadian mosh pit, back when those were a thing. Then there was a moment. The Tragically Hip came to the stage… The mosh pit which had numbered in the hundreds previously, suddenly became…

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School. Home. School.

There was a time, when I was very much against any idea other than the normal, run of the mill, K-12 education. But he’ll need that social experience, I said. But he’ll need that regimen, I said. Understanding trained professionals. But then I thought about it… and well, my experience was nothing like that. Once my son was actually in…

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Modeling

K: I want to get married because I don’t want to get lost and need to know the directions. Good to know my family role as navigator is so clear…

Welcome to my World

N: Grandma said you Daddy. You no Daddy. You Dada! J: Of course. You’re right… I’m Dada. That’s me. Dada. Don’t get me confused with Dad or Pops or Papa or Daddy. Nope. I’m Dada. A title I’ve been lucky enough to have for over five years now. Since the birth of my son, here known as K. When number…

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