Canada Day Fireworks

Back on our May long weekend, we decided to opt for conservative parenting and didn’t take our daughter to see the fireworks (too late and too little sleep we figured), but we made the promise that she’d definitely get to see them on Canada Day. So last night we went. While Em, along with hundreds …

Viva Las Vegas… and not connecting flights

We arrived back from our five day sojourn to Vegas last night by way of San Francisco(!). Turns out Air Canada booked the connecting flights with not enough time overlap to satisfy United. So they had to send us back from Vegas via San Fran and then on to Toronto. Originally it was supposed to …

Overestimating threats and other parental traps

As someone with 6 years of successful fatherhood under my belt – what… no award? – I’ve often reminisced about my youth, or more precisely my parents’ handling of my youth. I model a lot of my parenting, as do most I assume, on my own parents. I like the way I was brought up …

Forty and disappointed…

I woke up today somewhat disappointed. My back doesn’t hurt, my joints don’t ache, I don’t own a hairpiece and I’m not particularly grumpy about anything. I’m now 40. Is there some rite of passage before I can experience the pleasures of entering my fifth decade on the planet? I have started going grey (over …

Husband v 1.0

Perhaps this is old, and maybe everyone’s seen this one before, but I thought it was funny. The part about Mother-in-Law 1.0 made me almost snort out my coffee… Dear Tech Support, Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance — particularly in …