Badventures

Don’t Feed The Bears

June 28, 2011

This is one of those weeks where I feel like I’m running over a bridge with a freight train at my back; I have to get to the other side, and I cannot – CANNOT – miss a step or slow down or BAM! SQUOOSH! and so I’m racing along, not even daring to catch [...]

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Life List #4

June 23, 2011

Look, I know that ‘swim with dolphins’ is one of those wishes that every thirteen year old girl makes, usually around the time that she realizes that ‘ride a unicorn’ is never going to happen and that ‘marry Peter Pan’ runs against the entire spirit of J.M. Barrie’s work, and that for that reason it [...]

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William Blake Would Be Horrified

June 13, 2011

I wrote last week that the video of Jasper I’d posted said more about him in 25 seconds of moving images and sound than I could ever express in words. The video below says more about me in one minute and 43 seconds of high-pitched squealing and tiger-directed baby talk (you read that correctly; there [...]

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Where The Wild Things Were

June 6, 2011

My husband’s summary assessment of his solo camping trip with the badgers, from his Facebook page: “Lessons from camping: 1) Hot dogs go with everything. 2) The five year old girl is really in charge. 3) One parent, two kids is a sub-optimal ratio.” I’d like to say that I didn’t say ‘I TOLD YOU [...]

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Into The Wild

June 2, 2011

Here is what I’m worrying about today: 1) My husband has taken the children camping. 2) In a tent. 3) Without me. The camping itself isn’t worrying, I suppose. My parents took my sister and I camping all the time and it was awesome, and I love the idea of doing the same with my [...]

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Life List #17: Hula Dancing

May 20, 2011

Sometimes, you’re just hanging out at a luau, trying to get your toddler to eat some pineapple, when all of a sudden some man in a loincloth grabs you by the arm and throws a lei around your neck and pulls you up onto a stage where a lady in a coconut bra wraps a [...]

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On The Road Again

May 16, 2011

It always seems like a good idea, when the opportunity arises, to take my kids on trips with me. This week, in particular, it seemed like a fantastic idea: take the kids and the long-suffering husband to Universal Orlando to hang out with some other social media families and drink Butterbeer and shriek accio twitter [...]

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Wishology

April 11, 2011

We spent a lot of time, last week, talking about science. Which is maybe not what you would expect children to talk about during a week at Disney World, but there it is. Much of the initial discussion was provoked, of course, by Emilia’s very interesting hypothesis concerning the function and character of wishes in [...]

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City Of Cousinly Love

April 8, 2011

Well, theme park of cousinly love. Same-same.

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When Canadians Go South…

April 6, 2011

… they keep their boots on.

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