Monday, November 28, 2011

The Voice from the Back Seat

With the weather heading south, daylight dwindling and the holidays closing in we've put away the bikes and have become one more vehicle stuck in the gridlock. We've been driving to daycare and work for a couple of months now and despite the potholed roads, terrible traffic and general surliness of morning commuters the trip has unearthed some genuine gems.

From the back seat, a little voice pipes up: "Daddy, when you get a big job, then maybe we can park in the parking garage".

Friday, November 25, 2011

Still Mo'ing Along

This month I donated my face to fight cancer. That's right. I'm growing a moustache for Movember and not just because it looks really cool. In Canada, all funds raised will go towards prostate cancer research.  There's less than a week to go, so get your donations in.

For those particularly offended by my lip caterpillar, I'll even auction off the chance to shave it when we're done and dusted, 'cause right now the part of me that wants to keep it is growing . . .

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Clearly it's the holiday season. The stores unveiled their displays before back before we'd even carved our pumpkin. Canned music everywhere pipes out the Little Drummer Boy and Jingle Bells. Retailers are bombarding us with promises of savings for a deep dark black Friday.

Just in time too. Following some strict rationing, we've just finished up the last of the Hallowe'en candy. Now maybe we can actually get through dinner without negotiating each mouthful for a specified number of rockets.

At least we're on the correct side of the blackmail this time around.

He knows when you've been bad or good
so be good for goodness sake

And I've already got the Christmas lights up.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Mommy!

The wee man was pleased as punch this morning to wake his mom with presents and a nice handmade card. It was especially thrilling since the card had pumpkin stickers on it.

Happy Birthday, my love! Thanks for being the best mom/wife/partner I could wish for.

Love CanaDad (and O-L-L-I-E too)!