kids’ quips

2016 September

Answering the tough questions

September 27th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

The Children’s Mother has returned from Tanzania which means, besides the addition of some fresh flowers in the house, I can focus anew on what it is that I do. When you discover what this is, please tell me. Ah, yes, it’s answering questions. From the kids. Interesting questions. A full-time job, for sure, but [...]

2015 November

The news of the week is good news

November 28th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The news of the week is good news. Our family friend, Dorothy, a Ugandan who has filled this space from time to time, had a change of heart and mind and decided, with her husband Patrick, to get herself to a Kampala hospital for a planned caesarian section after all. You’ll recall the great concern [...]

2014 September

Growing up. Getting pregnant. Looking for grace.

September 10th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

We left last time talking about pregnancy and birth and all that, especially at certain universities in Uganda. (Which brings me to this brief conversation between Hannah and Mom at the hospital just before we left Canada recently.) Mom: It was a busy night. We had 11 deliveries. We even had twins. One boy and one girl. [...]

2014 August

Training the cats and loving our neighbours

August 29th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

It’s been a mad dash these days to pack up the house – again – for our annual return to Uganda. The plane flies this holiday weekend. One of the cats at our African home – she was a kitten not long ago – has apparently given birth in our absence. We've been sent video [...]

2014 February

If I had a billion dollars

February 6th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It was Don Cherry on one of his Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Hockey videos, a Christmas gift brought back from Canada, and we were wondering about Don’s background and we researched that while his life was full of hockey, his formal education didn’t go past high school. “See,” said Liz. “Don Cherry didn’t get an [...]

2013 November

Hey, let’s shoot Dad!

November 25th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

So, it’s Day 15 of Single Daddin It’ and we’re at the dinner table, that place of ever-illuminating discussion, and Jon blurts out, ‘Hey Dad, if you got shot, would you rather be shot in the mouth or in the eye?’ I looked up from my Kraft Dinner and hotdogs. I mean, really, has it [...]

2013 November

Remembrance Day and Cinderella and The Poor Lonely Single Dad

November 11th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s officially Day 1 of being the Poor Lonely Single Dad – Jean is back in Canada for, gulp, 18 days – and we’ve slept in by 45 minutes and The New Young Dog goes without his morning walk but we still manage to scramble and jump in the truck and get on the bumpy dirt road [...]

2013 October

Our dog is too sexy for his Speedo

October 15th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I’m way too sexy for my underwear. Which is why I wear a Speedo into the pool. I expect the same from our new dog. We picked him up yesterday. His name is Zack, which, if you’re a thief, is short for Zack Attack. His birthday, as we’ve discovered, is on My Bride’s and my [...]