Tag: Boys

Them’s Fightin’ Words

Them’s Fightin’ Words

Them’s Fightin’ Words My boys are best buddies. They really have fun together and look out for each other. Oh, sure, they fight sometimes.  Oh, Them’s Fightin’ Words! But when they do, it’s always about something significant and worthwhile. Like this actual conversation I witnessed, on the topic of the alternate lyrics of “Happy Birthday”: […]

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Favourites

| November 1, 2017 | 10 Comments
Favourites

Quick! What’s your favourite number? Don’t have one? Well, you’d better get one, if you think you’ll be spending any time around kids. Kids have favourites, and they expect you to as well. Sometimes it’s a rank of favourites with careful deliberation, discussed over an afternoon of Perler Beads.   The kids lit up when […]

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Lightning McQueen is back in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3

| June 20, 2017 | 17 Comments
Lightning McQueen is back in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3

 In Cars 3, Lightning McQueen is up against a new breed of technologically advanced race car. Will he beat the odds and these faster rookie racers?   Synopsis Lightning is in an unusual situation, he is no longer the fastest car on the track. The newest race cars, lead by Storm, are faster and better […]

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The Boys and the Beanie Boos

The Boys and the Beanie Boos

The Boys and the Beanie Boos I love it when kids show their caring and nurturing side– boys as well as girls. Though girls are often the ones seen more readily cradling and tucking in their toys/remote control/produce, boys have it in them, too. (And, also, future potential dads and whatnot, so let’s encourage it). […]

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Attack of the Kleenex

Attack of the Kleenex

Attack of the Kleenex 6 a.m…. a sweet little hand reaches out in the dark: “Here you go, Mama.” “What is it?” “Boogie.” “AAAGGG” I couldn’t let the winter go by without making another cartoon involving kids and their colds. I did it the last two years, after all. I don’t know why little kids […]

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Diggers and Dump Trucks and Cranes, Oh My!

Diggers and Dump Trucks and Cranes, Oh My!

Vehicles and heavy machinery… they continue to delight and amaze. We have new-home construction going on behind our house, and I tell you, it’s hours of free entertainment. I can put the kids in front of the window and go out for a pint get ready in the mornings. I’ll even find myself pulling up a […]

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“Rah, Rah, Sis Boom Bah! Now pass her the ball!”

| December 9, 2013 | 6 Comments
“Rah, Rah, Sis Boom Bah! Now pass her the ball!”

I have been gob smacked. So much so that this is actually the first time ever that I have used the term. Simply, utterly GOB SMACKED! Last week my seven-year-old daughter casually mentioned that she wanted to play football at recess time, but ‘the boys’ told her she couldn’t. Huh? Not that shocking necessarily. Disappointing […]

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