What happens when your kids are having the best day ever and you don’t have a camera? You live the moment. (And then write lots of adjectives later)
For some kids, the thrill is catching a ball at a baseball game, for me and my kids it’s catching a puck at a hockey game. I caught mine when I was 7 years old at a Kingston Canadians game, and now Charle has beat me by a full 4 years.
My son has been talking about his imaginary friend Mouse for the past few months. Last night we threw him a birthday party complete with presents and cake because how many more chances are you going to get to throw a birthday party for your 3 year old’s imaginary friend?
The absolutely most perfect place to spend a day is the beach. Aspen Beach at Gull Lake features a long shallow shoreline where kids can run and play. Bring the buckets and shovels and sit on the grass while they dig and build and collaborate for hours. Too bad it took until the last weekend of summer for me to discover it.
Terry Fox was just a kid. We forget that because he was so well spoken, so inspirational. The legacy of Terry Fox lives on through children. Terry may have died more than 25 yrs before my son was born, but his powerful story still rings true for kids today. I sat with Zacharie this morning and spent a few minutes talking about Terry.
Charlie is a Cheerios kid. A serious Cheerios kid. His face is now plastered across tens of thousands of Cheerios boxes in Canada and how it all happened should be a cautionary tale for every parent who enters their child’s photo in a contest. You might lose even if you win.
There is a rainbow crosswalk in Vancouver that arrived quite suddenly, and with it an instant tourist attraction. I stopped to show it to my son and his reaction to this monument of pride and tolerance gives hope that homophobia will soon be gone.