My long-suffering stepmum rose before the crack of dawn to take us to the airport. We walked right past the long line of people at the check-in (yes, long line at 4:30am) to check in at the kiosks were there was no line. At the Vancouver airport you must go through US Customs and Immigration […]Read More Motherland (day eight)
Yesterday Little Red said, “Mummy, it’s Sunday today.” “No, sweetie,” I said, “today is Wednesday. On Sunday we go to church. We aren’t going to church today.” “It’s Sunday.” “No, it’s Wednesday today. It’ll be Sunday in a couple of days.” “It’s Sunday.” “It’s Wednesday.” “It’s Sunday.” “It’s Wednesday.” “It’s Sunday.” “It’s Wednesday.” “It’s Sunday.” […]Read More His Royal Cuteness is Tricky
We had to stop by the campground to pick up Andrew and Elena before we got on the ferry, so we also stopped to pick up a dozen muffins for the family. (Paul came out from the market with a funny look on his face. “Tim Hortons would have been cheaper, but you’re right, these […]Read More Motherland (day seven)
We went to sleep on Saturday night to the sound of the seagulls. I awoke a few times to the sounds of the revellers on the street below, but it was more pleasant than anything I’d heard at home from RockStarNextDoor. In the morning as we dressed for church the seagulls were an underscore to […]Read More Motherland (day six)
Before I had a toddler I could leave things on the table or counter and not worry about them. Before I had a toddler I could put something in the fridge and it would stay there. Before I had a toddler I didn’t have the unmistakable smell of decomposing food hidden somewhere in the kitchen where […]Read More Because Life Without Toddlers is Dull
We need a new house phone. I think this will be our fifth or sixth phone since we were married. I am so sick of buying a new phone every couple of years. I’m really frustrated that they are clearly designed to have a short life. I don’t care about a lot of special features. […]Read More We Interrupt the Holiday Programming with this special note . . .
First thing in the morning with Dad and his parents in one car, and Paul the kids and me in the van, we trekked on down to Tsawassen to hop on the ferry. It was the boys’ first boat ride of any kind, and my first in nearly a decade. I was so excited! Crossing Active […]Read More Motherland (day five)