transit adventures

Little A, transit technician

On the way up to my place tonight, the bus we were on started experiencing some power problems, with the lights going off and on. Little A asked what was happening, and I said I didn’t know, but maybe a problem with the engine or the battery. The driver pulled over to try and deal […]

Oh not – not the asparagus!

Context: on the bus with both kids. Little A is being very, VERY hyper, as he usually is on transit now that he refuses to play iPad games there (which was the only thing that ever kept him calm and quiet on long transit trips before). He is pretending to attack me with a little […]

Zombies, smoothies and recreational murder

Two recent entertaining incidents with the kids, and interesting strangers: #1: Wednesday, I was in a yogurt/smoothie place with both of them (Little A and his younger brother Little D, who comes with us sometimes). Little A had been having a temperamental sort of day, and was immersed in playing on the iPad as he […]

Bad day at the circus

Little A was cranky for a fair bit of today – not all the time, but on and off. Basically, a bit more volatile than usual. On the bus, he was getting really hyper and trying to climb all over everything, insisting that he was performing in a circus, and when I was adamant that […]

Bus parkour

Little A has a talent for being freakishly adorable even when he’s behaving really badly. On the bus tonight, he at one point turned sideways in his seat (he was in the window seat, I was in the aisle seat), braced both his feet against the wall of the bus, and pushed off hard, launching […]

Captain Bitey

Scene: on the Don Mills bus. Little A has been getting very hyper and noisy, and I at one point (gently) put my hand over his mouth while telling him he needed to keep it down. He responds by pretending he’s going to bite me. I turn it into a game by threatening to bite […]