Tag Archives: humor

Maleficent with a 7 Year Old

I’ve mentioned before how my daughter’s commentary is sometimes the most entertaining part of a movie or program. I shared her quotes last year when we went to see Iron Man 3, and again in February during the opening ceremonies … Continue reading

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Poor Pheasants

What was her problem? We get a pair of pheasants almost every summer. I’ve pointed out the male and female and described the reasons the female has better camouflage. I’ve told both kids the stories of how my dad sometimes hunted pheasants and my mom made jewelry from the feathers (it was the early ’80s, feather jewelry was cool…probably). This child has seen pheasants before, why didn’t she believe me now? Continue reading

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Opening Ceremonies with My 7yo

If you ever thought the Parade of Athletes was the boring part of Opening Ceremonies, you should watch them with my 7-year-old daughter. Because while I love to watch the athletes, she definitely made the parade even more entertaining than … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

It’s that magical time of year again – the time of year where there is simultaneously too much Christmas and not enough Christmas to keep the masses happy. Maybe an epic battle would settle it once and for all. On … Continue reading

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Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling, My Son John

Raise your hand if you’ve ever lost your street pants and ONE shoe while at hockey practice. What’s that? Not a lot of hands out there? Oh, so it’s just my son then. Good. Maybe hockey players will tell me … Continue reading

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First Grade Comedy

A while ago I posted about my daughter’s blossoming sense of humor, as she begins to understand the fine art of sarcasm (From Literal to Sarcastic). ¬†She’s also learning to tell jokes with an actual punchline. But good joke delivery … Continue reading

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Sweet Motivation

“You get a cupcake at every mile!” I said. That may be an exaggeration, I know you get one at the first mile, I have no idea if it happens again after that. Continue reading

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Holloween

Something wasn’t right about Halloween this year. I didn’t really notice it until now – I mean, I knew October vanished before I had the chance to enjoy any of it, but it seemed like we managed to pull off … Continue reading

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Too Practical for Fluffy Literature

My daughter and I were reading a book the other day. The story begins with two poor, young women who live in a cottage. One day they come across a destitute, old woman who is starving, so they give the … Continue reading

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Dogs are a Girl’s Best Friend

Quickly, before I forget, here’s the conversation I just had with my 6 year-old daughter: K: I wish that dogs could talk so that I could just tell Kokanee all my problems if I didn’t want to tell anybody else. … Continue reading

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