It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Back this aft!

“We are going bod-a-keen?”

“Yes, we are, lovie. Let’s get your snowpants on.”


We’ll be back in a bit. Serious bod-a-keen-ing awaits.

(Guesses welcome.) πŸ™‚


January 11, 2010 - Posted by | Canada, Noah, outings | , , , ,


  1. Tobogganing!

    Hey, a new commenter! Welcome! How’d you find me?

    Comment by Heather Freeman | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  2. My guess is definitely Tobogganing as well.

    Another new commenter! Welcome to you, too! I see you left a Twitter account as your link — is that how you found me?

    Comment by Emily | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  3. Definitely Tobogganing! Have fun!

    Comment by tuesy | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  4. Ditto!

    Comment by Darcy's Mum | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  5. THey beat me to it – tobagganing – how fun!

    Comment by Susan | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  6. Add me to the tobagganing crowd. Hope you have “hop choklit” afterwards.

    ‘Hope choklit’. Hee. No, we did water and bananas and cheese and crackers. Aren’t I boring?

    Comment by QandleQueen | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  7. I was gonna guess tobagganing, too πŸ™‚

    Comment by kateohkatie | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  8. You can tell we don’t get snow because I had no idea what that was all about!

    Comment by Kat | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  9. Oh, man, and here I thought I was so smart for figuring out it was “tobogganing.” πŸ™‚

    You WERE smart. I’d never have known what it was without the context. (Which I had and you didn’t. i.e. I knew we were going toboganning…)

    Comment by Ms. Huis Herself | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  10. Tobagening! Or however it’s spelled.

    Comment by Rayne of Terror | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  11. Tobogganing! How fun!

    Comment by Kethrim | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  12. too easy! toboganning!

    Comment by Dana | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  13. Now, I grew up in Indiana and I never once went “tobogganing” but instead we went “sledding”. Is this the term used most in Canada?

    Comment by Jill in Atlanta | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  14. Oh, you people are all so smart! Yup, tobogganing it is! Yesterday AND today. This is how I keep my girlish figure, folks: lugging three toddlers is WORK! (I have more than three, yes, but they have to take turns. Only three fit on the thing!)

    Jill: I don’t know about in Indiana, but here in Ottawa, toboggans and sleds are two different things: toboggans are flat, with the curved front; sleds have runners. The molded plastic bucket types for babies are also called ‘sleds’. (All those links are pictures of the varying types.)

    Comment by MaryP | January 12, 2010 | Reply

    • I had a “sled” like your picture, but preferred a red saucer shaped one we still called a “sled”. I’ve never seen the toboggan type before. It would work well in places without much snow too. And having someone lug me up and down the hill would have been great!

      We have the saucer ones, too. We call them “saucers”. πŸ˜€ A toboggan is way superior to a sled in its ability to manage different terrain. As long as there’s at least some snow under part of it, you can probably make headway with a toboggan, whereas the runners of a sled are much more likely to get stuck. It also manages deep puffy snow better: though you’ll take a fair amount of snow on board!

      Comment by Jill in Atlanta | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  15. In Britain we say sledge usually, though toboggan does just as well – either word would be used whatever the design.

    Comment by Z | January 17, 2010 | Reply

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