It’s called growing up…

Do it all

Ahhhh September with your cooler air, fall colours and incessant-punch-to-the-face scheduling nightmare.

First day of school archive

firstdayschool

Hard to believe 7 years ago this was the scene playing out as we dropped our son off for grade 1. Today, my grade 8’er zoomed away on his bike with a wave and a smile, and my grade 10’er got picked up by a friend.

The days are long but the years are short. Enjoy the ride.

The back to school binder

back to school binder

And here is the offending piece.

binder

I’d brought it in to Bow Valley Basics as we were after the exact same size and the exact same colour and the staff remarked they’d never seen one so well… used. They asked to keep it. I agreed. Back at home we had a short lecture on presenting ourselves in a way that reflects our desire to learn and positive self image. It was met with eye rolling and sighs. Let the new school year begin!

The definition of insanity…

insanity

She raises a good point… Are all parents therefore insane?

Happy Father’s Day

dadsday2108We have a responsibility each and every day to be the best father and partner we can be in raising our kids. Loving our kids is part and parcel with loving and respecting their moms.  Showing up, being present and modelling the kind of behaviour we would like our kids to emulate comes with the job but don’t forget to enjoy the process. Life moves quickly – take a moment this Father’s Day to appreciate all that you have in being a dad and spend some time with the people that make up your family. They, and you, are worth the effort.

Happy Father’s Day.

Love and anger

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And a big thank you to my beautiful wife for her wisdom and steady hand…

The hardships of lunch…

making lunch

Not the answer I was expecting but in hindsight should have…