It’s Not All Mary Poppins

New Toy

I have never been one of those women who was crazy for shoes, though I have some nice pairs. A clothing store? I’m in and out in a blur of efficiency. Some women go nuts in craft shops. I am untouched by any and all of these. No, the big peril of this job is toys. Toys are just so attractive, and Toy Shops are so much fun!

Here’s what I picked up last weekend:

Isn’t it cute??? And look! Each of those layers has another little face!

See the lovely little blue ball nestled in the depression in the base? With the cheerful grin, and, though you can’t tell from here, delicate rattle? It is, sadly, already lost. I’m not worried, though. It’ll turn up – likely under my left foot as I descend the stairs with my arms full of laundry!

October 14, 2005 Posted by | daycare | 15 Comments

Hockey’s Back!

The boys are taking a road trip. Settled in the rocking chair, George and Darcy are driving down the highway, the big highway that goes to Toronto. After much discussion, it is determined that they are going to see a hockey game. We have Leafs fans in our midst?

Evidently the traffic on the 401 westbound is intense this morning, judging from the number of vroom-vrooms, screeches, and honking of horns that ensue over the next few minutes. This wears a boy down after a while, and Darcy, the driver on the right, has an idea.

“Let’s stop when we get to the next Tim Hortons!”

“Okay, yeah! And get some Timbits. Do you like hockey, Darcy?”

“Yes. My daddy plays hockey with me.”

“I like hockey, too. My daddy will take me to a hockey game because I know all about hockey.” George exudes calm confidence. This is quite a feat, given the boy is three and a half years old, and there was no NHL hockey last year at all.

“The Senators? That’s my favourite team.”

“No, that’s not the best team.”

“The 67s?”

“No, that’s not the best team, either.”

“The Maple Leafs? The Canadians?” My jaw drops as Darcy rattles off all the teams in a 500 km radius. “The Flames?” Wow! 500 km and then some. Clearly someone around here is a hockey fan! George, however, from his heights of hockey knowledge, poo-poos all these suggestions.

Darcy is confused. “That’s all the hockey teams there is, George!” Okay. He’s good, but he’s not perfect.

“No, it’s not. That’s not the best team. No, my favourite hockey team is the Red Sox.”

October 14, 2005 Posted by | Ottawa, the things they say! | 6 Comments