Sunday, February 26, 2012

Glue moment

I think I've mentioned before that Tokyo Sushi is my favourite sushi restaurant in London. We often go there for a meal on the weekends after doing groceries as it is right next to the grocery store. I guess you could say we are regulars there. We were there on Saturday and the waitress was entranced by my daughter. My daughter greeted the waitress (Christina) warmly and even gave her a hug. I think as a result of my daughter's reception of the waitress, we were given free appetizers. Christina sat down at our table to chat some more with my daughter. That is when the Glue moment happened. My daughter turned to her and very clearly said in a loud voice - Go Away!

Oh the embarrassment. Below is a picture of my husband enjoying the appetizers and explaining to my daughter that what she did was not good.

Here is my daughter making silly faces, in effect erasing all traces of the conflict we had with her. God she has us wrapped around her finger!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I haven't been posting very often these days. The truth is I've been feeling a little blue. I've sort of lost sight of my dreams and am feeling disconnected from everything. To get back on track I've decided to focus on my goals in this post.

Short term goals
1. Get in shape
2. Have a good year at work
3. Help my husband establish himself as an artist
4. Stay in touch with my spiritual side
5. Be a good daughter and sister

Long term goals
1. Raise good human beings
2. Write a book
3. Help the needy

Here is my inspiration picture for my first goals. It's from ten years ago.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Family day in Canada

This is a new holiday in Canada, I think it's only the 3rd one we've had. I do love having an extra day off, but I wonder will Hallmark start selling family day cards? What traditions will people invent for this day? Will there be a special dinner? Well we had a very low key family day. We took the kids to the children's museum.

Friday, February 17, 2012

For the love of a a small waste collecting robot

My son watched Wall E for the first time tonight. SPOILER ALERT - There is a part where Wall E gets sort of crushed and becomes unresponsive. My son was so anxious he ran over to where my husband and I were cuddling on the couch and asked us what was happened to Wall E. My husband had to give away the ending by telling him that Wall E would get fixed. He kept asking us when Wall E would be fixed. It looked like my son had tears in his eyes. Then when Wall E finally gets fixed my son actually hopped and clapped his hands. He had the hugest smile on his face.

 Just now as I was writing this post in the middle of the night, I heard sounds from my son's room. When I went in there, he was having a bad dream and he was crying out "Wall E." Poor guy, maybe he was too young to watch Wall E. He certainly deeply affected by it!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Poor little monkey

I am at home today with my daughter she isn't feeling to great! Here she is munching on a banana.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Not a girly girl

Growing up I was not really a girly girl so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that my daughter isn't all pink and frills. She does have an older brother after all. She occasionally will play with her dolls but her toys of choice are Thomas, Lightening Mcqueen and building blocks. I guess the building blocks is sort of gender neutral, except that I went into the daycare the other day and they had saved one of her lego creations for me. She made an airplane! Not only that she drew an airplane to go along with the one she made. The staff where astonished that she was able to create something sort of recognizable and so was I! Now the only question that remains is: Who's going to play Barbies with me?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Rip Van Winkle and Sleeping Beauty

Every morning, when we wake up the kids, we get one smiley child and one grumpy child. Can you guess which is which?

My daughter is all smiles and sweet and my son is all tired and grumpy. (he may take after me in the mornings)

Do you think we are born predisposed to be grumpy or happy in the morning or is there some way to change how people act when they first wake up?