Competitive behaviour in boys and girls, or brothers and sisters

Yesterday I accidentally dropped a guinea pig into his cage where he landed on a rock.

Head first.

Granted, there was hay on the rock, and the fall wasn’t that far, just a few inches, but still.

Hope he doesn’t have a piggie concussion. (He’s fine, I checked twice and again this morning.)

It’s his fault anyway; why would he leap out if my arms like that? He appeared to enjoy the snuggle just a minute earlier….

Speaking of concussion, the kids went for a baseline test last week. And naturally, us being us, there had to be an adventure…Β  πŸ˜‚ Continue reading

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Typical sport family Saturday, and a new meal-time term

Remember this post? I was feeling tired and dispirited about the never-ending hockey and ringette my kids were involved in. That was back in January, still in the regular season. So almost three months ago.

Well, the season is not done yet.Β We are now in playoffs, thanks to a fantastic gameΒ last Tuesday night that knocked the first place team out of the runnings. And we keep winning!

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Collision course: end of summer, beginning of hockey and back to school

Back to school is on everyone’s mind, but in some places, school started already.

My extended family in Switzerland had their first day of school this week.

In Germany I believe the first day of school is next week.

Some of the southerns States appear to have had their first day of school in mid August already. Hope they have air conditioning down there in the school systems…

harvest basket

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Kids activities, conflicts, schedules and drama

There is something to be said about explaining kids’ activity schedules to friends and family. Does this look familiar to you?

photo credit: Youth Hockey Chicago facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Youth-Hockey-Chicago-248397971904360/?fref=photo)

photo credit: Youth Hockey Chicago facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Youth-Hockey-Chicago-248397971904360/?fref=photo)

The way the professor is standing there, wondering why everyone is looking at him like he has horns…that could be me when I talk about hockeyringettegymnasticsplaydatesbirthdayparties and all the rest of it to various friends and family… Continue reading