Caught Unprepared

Where do babies come from? Why can’t I take candy from strangers? Why is the sky blue? Why do people like football? These questions, while difficult for a parent to answer, are generally expected in the early years of a child’s development. From the moment you find out that you’re going to be a parent, … Continue reading

Parenting – You’re Doing it Right

Since the day that Tevye was born, I’ve questioned my parenting style, skills, and technique(if that’s what you call spending an inordinate amount of time trying to get your kids to poop in the proper place, eat their supper, and be a good person). I’m not always certain that I’m doing a great job. As … Continue reading

What?! Why Would She… I’m at a Loss

A few months back we were driving home from Ballet on the weekend. The class had gone well, Saarah was in a good mood, and DJ Moishe was spinnin’ some sweet tracks(I have no idea if that’s how you’d say that. Is there anyone out there that can tell me if I sound “hip” and … Continue reading

What is the Unicorn Chasing?

Not being someone who remembers many dreams, I’ve always been torn as to whether I’d like to remember more. On the one hand, I’d like to know what I’m thinking about during the eight hours when I’m asleep. Heck, that’s a third of every day, and I have no idea what’s happening in my own … Continue reading

Misheard Song Lyrics

We’ve all been there: There’s a song on the radio, you’ve heard it many times before, and you love to sing along. It could be an old song or a new song, it really doesn’t matter, you love it, and something deep down inside you will NOT let you hear this song without belting out … Continue reading

Good Enough for Grandad

Every father wants nothing more than for their son to grow up enjoying the same things they do, mimicking their ways, and carrying on family traditions(unless one of those family traditions is being a Canucks fan. If that’s the case, then tradition be damned). So far, Tevye appreciates the same sense of humour that I … Continue reading

Thursday, January 16th?! It’s Tevye’s Big Day!

Is it his birthday? No Is it his first time going to a hockey game? Nope Is it his first day back at swimming lessons? Yes, but that’s not what I’m referring to. This is bigger. MUCH bigger. It’s huge news. Tonight, I kid you not, is a full moon. I’ll just let that big … Continue reading

You Won’t Touch His Big Lizard?!

On Saturday evening, Saarah had a gala to attend, and I was the lucky fella who would be accompanying her. We all know that she could’ve taken anyone she wanted, and that I was just something to dangle off her much-desired arm. It’s fine. I’ve come to terms with my role. This party happened to … Continue reading

Bonding Over Chickens

“I think you two have done enough bonding for one day.” This was the phrase uttered by my wife as Saarah and I arrived in the washroom to brush her teeth last night. I know that perhaps it’s not the sort of thing that most ladies would declare upon seeing her husband and daughter having … Continue reading

In His Yiddishe Fingers

I can’t imagine there are a lot of regular readers of this blog who speak yiddish, but it’s a lovely language, full of colour and personality. Now, I don’t speak the language, but I’ve certainly encountered some words and expressions over the years. A good book, for those of you who would like to discover … Continue reading