Just the Two of Us

This past weekend Saarah had been invited to the 1,476,984th birthday party since the school year started, and she just HAD to be there. It was billed to be a veritable “Who’s Who” of the kindergarten class, and she couldn’t miss out. Such an event meant that Tevye and I would be alone for supper … Continue reading

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One…

The two stinkers have discovered how jokes work, and have been attempting to put them to good use. It all started one day in the grocery store. As we entered the second hour of my wife trying to figure out exactly which shampoo will do the best job of causing large quantities of her hair … Continue reading

The Right Shirt

Even though Miss Saarah is now five years old(I know it sounds strange, but it’s true. She really is THAT old!), I still find that I have difficulty picking out clothes for her. Actually, let me rephrase that. I have difficulty getting clothing choices approved by the Board of Governors, consisting of Saarah and Mama. … Continue reading

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

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

See ya Later, Alligator

Certain sayings, rhymes, and general dumb stuff seem to transcend generations. Things that we used to say when we were young and we thought were pretty nifty. We were always amazed when our parents had heard these things long before we came along, and somehow that took all the fun out of them. The next … Continue reading

A Canadian Heritage Moment

The title, for you folks who’s ancestors decided it a good idea to live somewhere that isn’t (almost) completely covered in ice 6 months of the year, comes from a series of commercials from when I was much younger. They would, in 60 second segments, tell the much abridged version of important events in Canadian … Continue reading

It all started a while back, and all quite innocently

How many times have I started blog posts like that? Perhaps I should heed my wife’s advice and start being a little more cautious of the things I encourage my children to do. They, like all kids, get stuck on one thing and run with it. Where most adults would be able to identify when … Continue reading

My Shirt’s a Belly

It happened! It finally happened! One day this summer, the most amazing thing happened. It’s the day that, almost as soon as a man finds out he’s going to be a father, he looks forward to the most. It’s not the birth of his beautiful child, or coming up with a fitting name. It’s not … Continue reading