Thursday, 17 August 2017

My Kids in 140 Characters (Or Less)

We spend a lot of time with the minions and I'm fortunate enough to record the things that they say and do so I can look back on it and laugh. Some of it makes the blog and other smaller moments don't. One of the brilliant things about Twitter is how it's the ultimate parenting "elevator speech", because you have to keep it short. Below are Tweets, conversations, parental musings and things that the minions have done or said over the past month, for your reading pleasure that haven't made it to the blog.

  1. J: Why did Magneto kill his son? Me: Cause he didn't clean up his , even after he was reminded 3 times
  2. J: The doughnut kicked the jelly out of his home. Where's he going to live mommy, where?
    Mr. Donut Image Courtesy of Tumblr

  3. M: Do you think if you ate a she would taste mostly like fish and only a little like human? Future ?
  4. Ur proud of the unstructured play u give ur kids. Until they start talking about digging up the pets buried in ur yard
  5. J: my heart is happy but my brain is nervous.
  6. M: I need to go to the splash pad because I'm melting, I'm melting (becomes puddle) The penchant for drama is strong with this one
  7. Fashion forward moment: when your son wants to wear a bike helmet to camp because it matches his shoes (we walked there)
    Image Courtesy of Giphy

  8. M: There's this type of wrestling called tuna ...Me: You mean ? M: Let's check both out & see which we like better
  9. If u told me 10 years ago I'd be running around a playground yelling about being Dr. Octopus I wouldn't have believed it
  10. M: I have some news about plums I still don't like how they taste but I enjoy when they look like little purple butts


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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

I Don't Want To Grow Up: Reflections On Turning Six

Each year I've written a little bit about Molly and Jack on their birthdays. I started this tradition on their third birthday, when they were old enough to answer some questions themselves, so I started asking.  Along with their annual "night before birthday" photo, I've added this annual list of questions to the many traditions we want to enjoy with the minions.  Here is what they had to say this year.  I can't believe they turn six tomorrow!


What happens when you ask your children to pose nicely


Molly Age 6


What is your favourite colour?
Pink

What is your favourite toy?
My favourite toys are Barbies.  I love my Ariel Barbie and the two Barbies I got with daddy at the garage sales this spring.

What is your favourite food?
Mashed potatoes and Caesar salad.

What is your favourite song?
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Each time I hear it I feel proud and kind.

Molly was so proud to walk Lola all by herself this spring


What is your favourite movie?
Tangled

What is your favourite animal?
Bunnies because they are so cute.

What is your favourite book?
The Princess In Black Series and Captain Underpants Series

What is your favourite drink?
Milk

What do you sleep with at night?
Blankie and my stuffed donkey from the Donkey Sanctuary

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A delivery girl for food and toys like Lego for children.


Jack Age 6


What is your favourite colour?
Green

What is your favourite toy?
Lego Scorpion

What is your favourite food?
Chocolate Ice Cream and spaghetti with spaghetti sauce and pizza, cheese


Daddy and Jack enjoying a moment at an Outdoor July Talk Concert Last weekend


What is your favourite song?
The metal version of the wheels on the bus (we've been watching this YouTube video daily since he discovered it - to check it out click here)

What is your favourite movie?
Star Wars

What is your favourite animal?
Jupiter (a corn snake that Jack 'met' at his visit to Reptilia Zoo)

What is your favourite book?
Captain Underpants, basically anything by Dav Pilkey

What is your favourite drink?
Fruit punch

What do you sleep with at night?
BB8 the big one and books so I can read when I'm not tired.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a space man



To read their answers from age three to see how much has changed click here

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Symbol In My Driveway: The Emoji Movie Review

We wanted to take the kids to the Drive In this summer. In fact, it was on our summer bucket list, so despite the abysmal reviews on Rotten Tomatoes we decided to give it a go and check out The Emoji Movie. We went to the Drive In on 5 in Oakville and were all able to see the film for under $28 for the entire family, and added in $10 worth of slushies from the concession to share.

Image Courtesy of YouTube


The Emoji Movie


What's in it for the Kids?
A story about characters that have been marketed to kids since they were capable of understanding ads.  Meh has one job, to be Meh, only he's full of a bunch of emotions. Poop Emoji, Romeo Love Emoji and plenty of jokes to match. If your kids enjoyed Inside Out they'll probably also like this movie which has the feel of a lesser, recycled app ad adaptation of Inside Out (try saying that three times fast).

What's in it for the Adults?
Not much.  There are some familiar adult voices in the film, but it's mostly geared towards kids. Voices you will recognize include Ana Faris, T.J. Miller, James Corden, Maya Rudolph, Patrick Stewart, and Stifler's Mom (Jennifer Coolidge).


Image Courtesy of The Emoji Movie


Best Parts of the Movie
This movie was pretty formulaic, boring and forgettable. You could see where it was going from the opening credits, but just the same my kids liked it.  There is a 'like who you are message' which is something?


Worst Parts of the Movie
T.J. Miller is an excellent sidekick or foil, but he's no leading man (love him in Deadpool and Silicon Valley).  Hearing him even attempt to voice vulnerable (granted in a pretty meh script that we can't blame him for) is grating.  For a movie about emotion, there are no characters here to really care about - basically they picked the most annoying possible traits for each specific emoji and run with it for an hour and a half.

Overall Rating
I would rate this movie 2/5, it wasn't leave the theatre bad, but I have no interest in ever watching it again.  Molly and Jack say they liked it, but couldn't point out anything specific they enjoyed, and I'm guessing more of that had to do with the novelty of being at the Drive In and seeing a movie than anything remotely to do with the film.

To Read My review of Despicable Me 3 click here

To read my review of Captain Underpants click here

To read my review of Boss Baby click here

To read my review of the Lego Batman movie click here



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Monday, 31 July 2017

Santa Baby: Our Trip To Santa's Village

Along with their report cards the minions got little coupon books, as did all Ontario children, to help them enjoy some summer attractions at a discount.  One of the coupons in the booklet was for Muskoka attraction, Santa's Village in Bracebridge Ontario.  Since I'd been to Santa's Village as a kid, as had Chris, we decided it was high time for Molly and Jack to visit Santa in his "Summer Home".

This park is a great place for kids age three to ten to dip their toes into the water to theme park attractions. We ended up spending a good five to six hours there (including a stop for lunch) and there were only tears once (Jack's) when I wouldn't carry him back from a ride - it got a little brutal with the time outs but we made it through.  Just like regular Christmas, admission to Santa's Village comes with a fairly hefty cost. General admission is $34.95 per person, so even with our $5 per person coupon, admission alone was $120 for a family of four (special thanks to grandma and grandpa for covering the cost of a ticket to help us with this rather pricey day).



Santa's Splash Pad

While the grown-ups were a little nervous, the kids had so much fun on the Christmas Balls Ferris Wheel



Growing up I remember riding on the swans with my parents, so I really enjoyed my "girl time" with Molly on the swan

Molly loved that the swans looked as if they were about to kiss

While we paddled around on the swan, Jack, Dad, Grandma & Grandpa paddled this boat around the pond 

An introduction to kiddy coasters was a success

Riding Santa's Summer Sleigh (a boat) on the river, complete with great tunes and donuts was one of the highlights of our day!



Santa's Village was fun enough to go back to again, but pricey enough that it won't be on our "every year" summer bucket list.  The favourite ride of the day from the kids perspective was Santa's Sleigh roller coaster which was led by Rudolph. I regret not being better prepared with snacks for the kids since food lines were lengthy, but the price for lunch at the park wasn't that bad.  It was great to travel back to memory lane from our own childhoods, and watch Molly stress about not knowing what she wanted for Christmas when meeting Santa.  At Grandpa's suggestion we simply encouraged her to thank him for last year's Christmas gifts.

Kids get complimentary elf hats when they meet Santa, who routinely walks around the park for photo opportunities and high fives.

We were happy to cross this off the summer bucket list and enjoy a balmy day in the early 20's at Santa's Village.

To read about a previous summer trip to Storybook Gardens click here.


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Monday, 24 July 2017

Funky Donkey - Our Visit To The Donkey Sanctuary

Since I first met my husband he and his entire family have been talking about The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada as a fantastic place to spend a couple of hours.  Since Chris and I met in 2003, it's even more surprising that I'd never visited this wonderful place until this summer when the family decided to go out for an overdue visit.

Molly Brushing


So What's The Donkey Sanctuary?


Located near Guelph, The Donkey Sanctuary opened their doors in 1992 as a refuge for donkeys, mules and hinnies who were abused, neglected, or had owners who could no longer take care of them. At the sanctuary these donkeys are cared for, which can often save their lives, and can enjoy the rest of their lives in peace.  There are nearly 100 acres of space and 100 donkeys currently called The Donkey Sanctuary their home.

When Can I Go?

Visitors can stop by The Donkey Sanctuary on Sundays from 10AM-3PM in May to October, as well as Wednesdays 10AM-3PM in July and August.  It was about a 45-60 minute drive from Toronto for us




Donkeys Can Be Quite Social Animals & A Number of Them Even Have Best Friends


How Much Does It Cost?

Suggested donations are $10 per person.  All donations go towards caring for the donkeys.  Donations over $25 qualify for charitable tax receipts.

What Can I Do There?

After a donkey safety and etiquette lesson at the gate you can go and visit the donkeys, hinnies and mules and learn more about them and their story.  For those inclined, you can watch a donkey care demonstration or attend on of the two 'Donkey Talks' at 11AM and 1PM.  There are some light hiking trails and a picnic area nearby so you can enjoy a bite to eat (just don't eat near the donkeys).  Bring your own food, there is none for sale at the sanctuary.


A Donkey Playing By Rolling In The Dirt

The White Hinny is Molly, beside her BFF Miss J who is a Mule (Father a Donkey, Mother A Horse)


What The Kids Loved

Molly was much more into the experience than Jack who was more fascinated by the turtle shells on display by the barn.  Molly had a blast visiting Molly the Hinny (an animal with a horse for a father and a donkey for a mother) and brushing a number of donkeys.  Molly even bought a stuffed donkey from the store with some of her summer vacation money and has slept with it nearly every night since our visit.

More Brushing and Donkey Care


How Much Time Will I Spend Here?

Budget for an hour and a half to two hours, depending on the attention span of your children, and whether or not you'll want to attend a 'Donkey Talk" or have a picnic by the pond.


Will We Go Back?

Totally!  I can see this becoming something we regularly do every two or three summers!  This visit also let us cross 'Visit a farm' off of our Summer Bucket List.

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

My Kids in 140 Characters (or Less)


We spend a lot of time with the minions and I'm fortunate enough to record the things that they say and do so I can look back on it and laugh. Some of it makes the blog and other smaller moments don't. One of the brilliant things about Twitter is how it's the ultimate parenting "elevator speech", because you have to keep it short. Below are Tweets, conversations, parental musings and things that the minions have done or said over the past month, for your reading pleasure that haven't made it to the blog.


taco tuesday
Image Courtesy of College Humor



  1. J: My taco is 2 spicy..I'm going 2 need u 2 blow into my mouth 2 cool it down (opens up taco filled mouth)

  2. M: I have an important question to ask you (dramatic pause). How do mermaids brush their teeth?

  3. M: Mom were u alive at the same time as ? Me: How old do you think I am? M: Like 30-something?

  4. Me: Dad can you put your cell phone away? J: Daddy Magneto is so disappointed in you right now


  5. M: I'm never going to be silly ever again! 5 minutes later: Mommy help! I got by bum stuck in a bucket of

  6. Me: Why r u putting ketchup on a soda cracker? J: U won't let me eat it right out of the packet Me: touché


    milhouse
    Image Courtesy of Tenor


  7. My twins at park: both sit on one end of different see-saws & then complain no one will see-saw with them

  8. M: Mommy did you know that your boobs look like a giant bum on your chest? Me: Thanks?

  9. J: Mommy can you turn off the radio? I am so sick of hearing about

  10. M: I sure hope dad doesn't forget to wear pants to work today.





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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Paperback Writer: Sharing My Writing From Other Sites

It's that time of the month again when I share some of the writing I've been completing for other publications.  This past month I was lucky to have two different articles trend, each earning close to or well beyond one million views (you can check them out in the trending section below).

My favourite articles to work on this month were the inappropriate things found in kid's books (because as a parent I just love those Easter Eggs) as well as my exploration of how streaming sites like Netflix influence our children and their relationships with advertisements, and anything nature related.

Nowadays as my full-time job I write and ghostwrite articles for online publications, organizations and blogs, in addition to providing public relations services.  While I can't really share my ghostwritten articles on this platform, cause then I wouldn't really be a ghostwriter would I, I can share some of the other stuff I have been working on.

You'll notice a lot more blog content from me over the summer since I've trimmed my work load to spend more time with the minions. It's been a lot of fun playing hookie with them!

Click on the links for the topics that interest you most, and if you enjoy what I wrote please share, like, and follow, and keep parenting and reading on!  If you have any ideas for a story, a playground review, or article on any front, feel free to share it with me!  I'm always looking for new sources of inspiration!


Trending Articles







15 Shocking Ways You Didn’t Know Women Can Get Pregnant

12 Insane Parent Punishments These Kids Will Never Forget



Parenting Humour & Myth


15 Most Inappropriate Things Found In Children’s Books





15 Disturbing AF Things Kids Actually Said To Their Parents






Nature & Survival Themed


15 Myths About Animal Attacks That Might End Up Killing You

An Animal Lover? 21 Baby Names That Will Steal Anyone’s Heart



Kids & Education


Is Netflix Really Saving Our Kids From Advertisers?






Summer Learning That Isn't A Drag


Twin Life


15 Freaky Things About Twins Most People Don’t Know About



Celebrity Gossip


15 Most Awkward Celebrity Father-Daughter Photos




15 Of Hollywood’s Steamiest Scenes Performed By A Body Double




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Monday, 17 July 2017

The Whole World Is Our Playground: Grange Park Playground Review

We've managed to make our summer more about play and kid focused, which means I'll be posting a lot more content in the next few weeks.

One of our summer bucket list items was to explore at least three new parks.  When we heard about the brand spanking new Grange Park we just knew we had to check it out!

My park review disclaimer: If you don't live in the area I hope you enjoy the pics and can use some of the ideas to inspire and explore in your own city. If you have any recommendations for great playgrounds (or new criteria I haven't thought of) please post a comment on this post or email me at multiplemomstrosity @ gmail.com .



Park Name:
Grange Park
In the heart of downtown Toronto, beside the Art Gallery of Ontario & OCAD
(Spanning the space between the intersections of Beverly Street & McCaul Street and Dundas Street and Queen Street)

Parking:
There is some pay parking available on the street, or you can walk over from St. Patrick Subway station or arrive via the Dundas or Queen Street car).

Theme of Park:
Innovative, artistic, modernly designed playground meant to inspire within the local art community.





Ground Coverage:
The playground has ample shade coverage and has soft wood chips to cushion any kid related falls.



Variety of Equipment for different ages:
Most equipment is designed for kids between 5-12 years old, but younger kids were happy to toddle, slide, and swing with the assistance of their caregivers.

Best Parts of the Park:
This park was amazingly innovative and accessible.  Even the benches have spaces for a person in a wheelchair to enjoy a snack.  The slides were some of the highest I've seen in a long time.  Both Molly and Jack agreed that their favourite part was climbing the giant barrel structure.

Jackie Climbs





Downfalls:
The splash pad sprinkler system either isn't working yet, or wasn't activated the day that we were there.  This was a major disappointment to Jack who wants all of our summer playground outings to involve water.




Overall Rating:
I would rate this playground a 4.5 out of 5.  The kids loved all the different structures to play on, and the shade of the trees was perfect for picnicking together.  There was a craft market very close by, so those attending on weekends may get to enjoy a little shopping with their play.

To view my playground review of the playground with the boat (Vermont Square) click here.

To view my playground review of Pricefield Road Playground click here.


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Monday, 10 July 2017

Despicable Me 3 - Movie Review

Going to a sequel for a movie you love is one thing, but by the time you get to the third movie in a series things can fall apart pretty easily.  I would have been content to wait until Despicable Me 3 came to Netflix, but the minions had other ideas, and even put seeing the movie on their summer bucket list, so we went to the film on the opening weekend with their grandparents.

Gru
Image Courtesy of Wikia


Despicable Me 3


What's in it for the Kids?
The same old characters they've fallen in love with over the past two movies, and a handful of new ones.  Some slapstick laughs kept my kids, and all of the other kids in the theatre in regular laughter

What's in it for the Adults?
This movie is geared at children, period, so don't go in expecting anything directed at the parents or you'll be disappointed.  There's a Star Wars reference to explain Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand's) absence in the movie that wasn't lost on me.  Voices are reprised by Steve Carrell, Julie Andrews, and Kristen Wiig. Trey Parker has been added as the latest villain.



Image Courtesy of Flickering Myth


Best Parts of the Movie
The slapstick comedy is king for kids watching this movie.  When I asked Molly and Jack for their favourite parts, both mentioned the slapstick filled scenes.  The latest villain who is trapped in his 1980's heyday provides some fashion and pop culture nostalgia to parents who lived through the 1980's, along with a decent retro soundtrack.


Worst Parts of the Movie
There were so many subplots in this movie that felt like they'd already been beaten to death in the first two movies.  Lucy is struggling with being a mom, Agnes loves unicorns, the minions want to be bad again, we get it! I get that it could be fun watching Steve Carrell play twins, but the whole long lost twin brother thing jumped the shark for me. This movie feels like someone drew ten ideas out of a hat and decided to roll, poorly, with all of them.  The movie focuses at a very shallow level on "real" family issues instead of the cool heroes fighting crime or bad guys being bad aspects. I fell asleep for a few minutes, twice. The minions were barely in the film, and when they were there was a plot hole that left Molly crying at the end of the movie.  In one scene, minion Bob is left behind by the other minions and it's never addressed again.  Perhaps that scene was cut? Either way Molly noticed and was quite upset.

Overall Rating
I would rate this movie 2.5/5, it wasn't terrible, but it was forgettable and blends with the other two movies too much, all while leaving bad aftertaste.  The kids enjoyed it, but at the same time, if they ask to watch it again when it comes out on Netflix, I'm going to opt to do something else.

To read my review of Captain Underpants click here

To read my review of Boss Baby click here

To read my review of the Lego Batman movie click here



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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Happy Wanderer - Hiking Algonquin Park Booth Rock Trail

Every once in a while I think I forget that the minions are only five (almost six) years old.  Because I'm so excited for them to be big kids, I'll push their boundaries.  Sometimes it totally blows up in my face.  Other times, like the case of the hike we embarked on in Algonquin park this past week, I find myself incredibly proud at the abilities, patience, and positivity of our nature loving billy goats.

The Booth Rock Trail is deemed a difficult trail, but it's only 5.1 KM long, and when I read the reviews on Trip Advisor I knew this was the hike we wanted to take.  Besides, we'd been even given coupons for day pass parking at Ontario parks in Molly and Jack's report cards, so what could go wrong?

We had forgotten exactly how much rainfall Ontario had seen this spring.  This meant what was normally dry conditions sometimes mirrored a swamp for kms on end.  This meant climbing around bogs, black flies, and more than a couple of soakers.  We ran into a family around KM 1 who were turning back and suggested we do the same.

We asked the kids if they wanted to earn their adventure badges for the day, and it turns out they were up for the challenge, just like their stubborn mom and dad.



Beauty & the Bog 
The Rock With A View




By the time our hike was complete Molly and I both had to take off our shoes for the car ride home because they were so caked in mud, and I'm not going to lie, everyone was getting a little cranky towards the end.  It was hard to stop and take a breather, other than enjoying the beautiful view from the top of the hike, because otherwise the bugs wouldn't stop gnawing at you.  But the kids didn't really complain, which meant it would be unfair for the adults to.

The climb

The Mossy Rock That Chris claimed used to be an ogre 

The only creatures we saw, other than a few other hikers, were bugs, birds, frogs, and chipmunks, although we did come across a big pile of bear droppings that made us pay extra close attention to our surroundings.

When the minions got tired and were on the verge of complaining Chris told them fairy tales, that he impressively made up on the spot, and I had Molly talk about what type of treat she wanted to reward herself for completing such a grown-up hike.  She eventually landed on freezies


Even in the heat long sleeves were a necessity.


With the current muddy condition of this trail I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under about 10 years old, that being said I'm glad we did it, and I'm so incredibly proud of Molly and Jack who stopped us complaining for two and a half hours through the wilderness.  Added bonus, we got to check one of our three summer hikes off of our summer bucket list.


The stuff postcards are made of

So proud of my little ones enjoying a snack at the top of our climb


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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

There's A Hole In My Bucket: Summer Bucket List

The minions really loved knocking items off of bucket lists since we started the project this winter, and continued it into spring.  I'm happy to report that we're getting better at knocking things off of our list and actually managed to complete 18 out of 30 items on our spring bucket list (much better than the 14 we managed on our winter bucket list!   Bucket lists have inspired us to book activities, appreciate what each season has to offer and get out and move, even when we were tempted to just curl up and binge on some Netflix.  Since some of the items are still doable for summer we moved a few from spring over to our summer bucket list that we worked on collectively as a family last night.

This list is designed to get us out there and enjoy everything that summer has to offer; I'm hoping that we keep improving our records and eventually complete all the check marks.

Feel free to steal ideas from our list, and if you have any must see / must do suggestions please let us know so we can keep adding to our own list.  I'll be adding check marks and writing posts as we cross stuff off our list.


Hiking
Climbing a log on a Father's Day Hike at Tiffany Falls


  1. Go and see Despicable Me In Theatres✔
  2. Go to a Drive In Movie✔
  3. Explore three new playgrounds or parks✔✔✔
  4. Fly a kite
  5. Try using a scooter
  6. Ride our bikes (learn to ride a bike)
  7. Complete a nature themed scavenger hunt✔
  8. Go on three hikes✔
  9. Make Toronto beautiful with a park clean up day
  10. Have an outdoor garden tea party
  11. Go canoeing ✔
  12. Have a picnic in the park✔
  13. Celebrate Molly & Jack's 6th Birthday
  14. Visit the ocean
  15. Collect sea shells

    Molly climbing a tree stump on a hike
  16. Say hello to a French person in French in Quebec
  17. Go to the cottage✔
  18. Go to Black Creek Pioneer Village✔
  19. Eat food from our garden✔
  20. Try new recipes for food from our garden
  21. Make our own ice cream sundaes
  22. Enjoy the sun and lay on the ground to watch the sun and the clouds
  23. Make a flower crown out of wild flowers
  24. Go to Santa's Village✔
  25. Jump in muddy puddles
  26. Go to a baseball game with daddy✔
  27. Go to an outdoor flea market or craft market
  28. Visit a farm✔
  29. Try three new splash pads✔✔
  30. Read all of the Captain Underpants books (Read 1-9)
  31. Read all of the Ivy and Bean books✔
  32. Read all of the Bad Guys books✔ Read 1&2 &3 (4 to be released in the end of August)
  33. Read all of the Princess & Black Book Series (Read 1,3)
  34. Go to Canada's Wonderland

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Words of Wisdom: My Kids in 140 Characters or Less

We spend a lot of time with the minions and I'm fortunate enough to record the things that they say and do so I can look back on it and laugh.  Some of it makes the blog and other smaller moments don't.  One of the brilliant things about Twitter is how it's the ultimate parenting "elevator speech", because you have to keep it short. Below are Tweets, conversations, parental musings and things that the minions have done or said over the past month, for your reading pleasure that haven't made it to the blog.


Drake Dancing The Six
Image Courtesy of Giphy


1. M: What if I ask Drake to marry me and he just shrugs? problems when you're 5 years old

2. J: We can't leave Dollarama until I finish smelling all of the gum


3. M: Look an eagle! Me: That's a seagull M: Isn't it beautiful? I hope it doesn't poop on our car


Image Courtesy of Giphy


4. J: Who's singing on the radio? Me: The Red Hot Chili Peppers J: Can you turn them off? They're too spicy for my ears

5. Bedtime story & my son climbs up on my back for what I think is a cuddle & yells FART BOMB at the top of his lungs

6. M: don't worry about opening the car door. I'm just going to kick out the window to escape


7. J: The most dangerous thing about is the lightning & explosions


8. Parenting level expert. jogging 4.2 miles per hour while creating a cheese string spider for your son

9. Muse is playing on the radio. M: Why are they singing like ghosts? Are they trying to be scary? I don't get it. 10. J: Let's write a song about a scorpion & a lobster who fight. Maybe they die, maybe they become BFFs Let's find out!

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