This is how the Fall comes about…

I was reminded recently in a conversation elsewhere that I hadn’t shared this story here yet…. Context: walking with little A, who is a very hyper and cheerful mood and going on at great length about all kinds of weapons she apparently needs for some nefarious purpose or other. Little A: “…And of course I’ll […]

I’m sure they do

Scene: at the park, playing our favourite zombie-hunting game. Today, we’re pretending that every stick we find on the ground is a zombie bone, and you have to be careful, because some of them reanimate when you’re not looking. “Look!” Says Little D, holding up a tiny stick. “This one is from a baby zombie!” […]

The fearless zombie hunters

So today Little A and Little D helped me clear a bunch of gardening stuff and assorted junk off the back patio, in exchange for a trip to Toys R Us later, where each of them would get to pick one (relatively inexpensive) toy. Both of them opted for Nerf guns (because apparently the 7 […]

Happy 7th birthday to Little A!

So Little A celebrated her 7th birthday today, at Chuck E. Cheese’s. She had originally wanted it to be at the Science Centre, but changed her mind at almost the last minute – fortunately they were able to accommodate us and we were able to get the location change out to everyone in time. It […]

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 her 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 she […]

Zombie-hunting Jedi Rainbow Dash?

Another pleasant afternoon, hunting zombies in the park with “Captain Skywalker” and “Jedi Rainbow Dash” (Little D and Little A respectively). That’s got to be some kind of a geek trifecta… Though really, I would have thought of Rainbow Dash as more the Han Solo type: “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for […]

Undeath from above

A lovely day with Little A – lazy morning with a My Little Pony marathon, and then off to the park to hunt zombies with Nerf guns. No, not a LARP – we had to imagine our own zombies, old-school. At one point she started aiming straight up in the air, and when I asked […]

Politics, zombies & self-defence for 6-year-olds

Three conversations with Little A today: #1: In which Little A has plans for Rob Ford Little A: who’s that? (Pointing at the TV in the restaurant we were in, which was showing a clip of Rob Ford tangling with reporters) Me: That’s the mayor. You know, the one you compared to Jar-Jar Binks a […]