O’Canada hip hop style
O’Canada traditional CBC version
and now with some swagger…
I AM CANADIAN!!!
This has been an interesting weekend for me so far, half-way through Sunday.
On Friday night we had Shabbat dinner here at the house with my mother and sister. When they arrived there happened to be a stranger in the living room taking pictures of my kids – mainly the baby. This place takes a bunch of pictures for free then tries to sell them to you. I like the concept since it’s such a pain in the ass to book photo shoots for the kids and usually are very far away. I hope they turn out.
After dinner my sister helped me prepare the T4 and T4 summary for our previous nanny. Actually she did it while I slept on the couch. We watched the 1st period of the Men’s Olympic semi-final game between the Slovaks and Canada. I nodded off at 3-0 Canada. They won 3-2. Whew.
Saturday saw skating first thing in the am, well, skating for the oldest boy, the youngest spent most of the time laying on the ice having a meltdown. I think he needs new skates with more ankle support.
Both boys got their skating progress report cards. Neither had been on the ice prior to the start of this program about 2 months ago so I not surprised to see Linus did well but Stewie… Not so well at all. Oh well.
After skating I dropped Stewie off at my mothers and Linus off at my in-laws and my wife and I took the baby and headed downtown to walk around. It was a lot of fun! She went into the bead stores and the baby and I walked around the streets looking at stores and a lot of weirdos. LOL.
I did, however, make a HUGE mistake and walked into the Second Cup… UGH. I was hungry so I bought a morning glory muffin (ugh) and a really gross double Americano. Had I walked another block west I would have found the Tim Horton’s. At least the second cup had a change table in the woman’s bathroom where I could change the baby explosion (poo). It was everywhere!
We strolled over to Chinatown for some dim sum (in the rain of course) and headed home to gather the other kids in time for bed.
Needless to say all of us passed out early, but I woke up to hang the laundry and could not get back to sleep. Too much on my mind. I finally dozed off at 3:30am. I was up at 5:30am to help burp the baby and 7am with the boys, but managed to get them to hang out in the bed with my until 7:30am.
We skipped karate and instead went to a Purim Party at the Temple where my son goes to nursery school. Knew a ton of people there and had a blast. The highlight for me was tossing a football through a hole 3 times while others tried dozens of times without success. Each person who failed grumbled that the hole was too small. Giggle.
So now the kids are bathing and soon we’re off to watch the Olympic Gold medal hockey game between Canada and the USA. For some strange reason Linus is voting for Team USA. Hope he’s doing that just to bug me. Sure, team USA was put together by Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke and coached my TML head coach Ron Wilson, but come on, Linus! Go Canada Go!
Did you know that the most ever gold medal won by a country in one winter olympics is 13. Guess how many Canada has right now? Yup. 13. So if we win the hockey game we set a record. No pressure, eh? I may not be able to watch the game. I don’t want to be disappointed.