The Carrot

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Hey parents, do any of you have kids that just eat their dinner without a fuss? You do? Liers!

Meal times have been a struggle lately, mostly with Charlie. He seems to think dessert is one of the meals of the day and not a nice treat after eating the meal you are supposed to eat first.

You know what I am talking about.

  • My tummy is full
  • I don’t like that
  • I am not hungry anymore
  • What’s that green thing on there
  • I don’t want dinner tonight

All classics in our house. I also want to mention we never cook anything we don’t think the boys will like. It certainly limits what we get to enjoy, but we do it anyways.

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Win a Week of Fun for Your Child at Adventure Valley’s Winter Break Camp

Already wondering what you’re gonna do with the kids over Winter Break? Well what about camp? This great summer day camp in Toronto runs an annual winter break camp to keep your little ones entertained after they immediately get bored with their holiday gifts.

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The activities mix in nature, art, cooking, music, science, dance, sports, games and outdoor fun. They also offer an option to have a hot lunch made fresh on site, and door-to-door transportation by bus for most areas in the GTA. Check out more info here.

Right now, you can enter to win a free week for the upcoming holiday season.

How to Enter Contest

Go to my Facebook page, and leave a comment on the post pinned to the top, sharing your family’s favourite winter activity to do together. You must also like Adventure Valley Day Camp’s Facebook page to complete your entry.

Contest Rules & Info

Only one entry permitted per person. If you’re selected as the winner, you’ll receive a message on Facebook asking for you to provide further contact details. Entries that are deemed inappropriate or fraudulent will be deleted.

In Our House It’s All About The Blue Jays #OurMoment

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Dad did the Jays win last night?

Did Joshie hit a home run?

Did Pillar make a crazy catch??

Can we go to another game?

These are all daily questions in our house. From April until October, the Toronto Blue Jays take over the chatter in our family and it was a perfect storm of events that got us to that point.

First, our boys are of the age where baseball becomes fun and interesting. Harry (6) went to his first game two years ago and has been hooked ever since.

Charlie (3) just wants to do and like what his big brother likes, so it was easy for him to become a Junior Jay.

They play in the backyard. Harry has entered the world of organized teeball and baseball. Their Nana has been doing her best to promote her Jays fandom for years. It was bound to stick at some point.

Second, we moved back to Toronto in 2014. That meant hearing about the Jays in the news more. That meant actually being able to go to the games. That meant getting caught up in the hype very easily.

Third, that hype. The Jays are good. They are really good. That makes everyone excited to the point where we watch almost every game on TV now. I certainly did not do that a few years ago. Forget House of Cards, my wife and I end up watching Buck and Pat.

Off to the old ball game. #ourmoment #torontobluejays #hopewedontmelt

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So you combine seeing the game through the eyes of your kids, being close to the action and the team challenging for a World Series and that is how it all went down.

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Brother vs. Brother: Dawn Of Justice

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Not Fair!

I never got one.

Why did he get one and I didn’t?

Hey I never got to go first yet?

Your breakfast smells.

That’s’ my book.

Do these phrases sound familiar parents?

In our house these and more are yelled out daily and in varying degrees of anger, sadness and bitterness.

It’s just part of the war of words in the great battle of siblings and in our case, brothers.

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