It doesn’t matter how you like to spell it, or whether you only say it to family and friends or write it on a cheque as I did this afternoon, but today is May the 4th, and I wish all my readers the same greeting today, “May the 4th be with you!”
In light of the upcoming Star Wars movies which appear to be a bit darker, slicker and with less animation and more actual robots, I have already found a lot more activity today on the Internet, in my Facebook feed and in the secret groups that I visit but am never allowed to talk about.
It’s been such a great day thus far – and yes, the force IS with me today – that I took my Jedi mind tricks with me to my kids school where I was the “celebrity” reader today. (It’s called that, not just for an appearance by The Urban Daddy).
I read the kids a bit from a wonderful book called “Vader’s Little Princess” by Jeffrey Brown, and from “Kids are Weird”, also by Jeffrey Brown. They were given to me for Father’s Day last year by the amazing folks at Indigo Books @.
I picked the age appropriate pieces mainly from “Vader’s Little Princess” and with some cool voices and a lot of improvising, I entertained a class of SK’s for 20-25 minutes.
I ended by reminding the kids that Darth Vader is evil, because he hates and that they need to be nice to everyone, especially their teachers, parents and classmates, and that they need to be good to the planet, eat healthy food, exercise and say please and thank you.
I ended by saying; “The Force strong in you is it. Good you shall be. Nice you are. Force be with you today it is, hmmph.”
The kids said I nailed my Yoda impression, but I felt it sounded like Cookie Monster.
Happy Star Wars Day Everyone!
May the 4th (Force) be with you!
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As Canadians, I’ve always been told that we are much less litigious than our neighbours to the south, which means we don’t use the expression, “I’ll sue you” all that often.
To be honest, I think we are more likely as a society to apologize, take responsibility for the situation and then come to a common resolution than to add fuel to a situation, find a lawyer and haul everyone off to court.
So, as parents, it’s not all that common to hear any conversation including the words, “sue” or “sued” or “suing” or even the expression “suing their asses off”. (I’m not sure if that’s a real expression but if I were suing someone, I’d want them to know that I was going to sue their ass off!”
Yet I swear I heard my kids trying to figure out if they combined their allowances, if they had enough money to hire a lawyer…
Should I now put down some retainer funds on a lawyer? I would if I knew that they were going to sue for, if it was even us, and where their grievances lie… Not enough treats? Maybe they don’t like our “no electronics on school nights” rule, or maybe they want to stay up later than 7, 8 and 9 respectively.
Or maybe we just need to stop giving them allowance, or give them opportunity to buy more things with their money.
Got to love parenting!
There are times when I feel that my wife and I are the cool kids in town and that everyone else either sucks or do not understand us or our children. I mean, come on… tax, science… Who wouldn’t want to hang out with us to discuss those thrilling topics?!?
Then I think about our kids, and how they will view us when they are older and know better, or how others view them and their quirks and oddities… I hope others will find their quirkiness playful and fun, and now strange or odd. Then again, I hope my kids are comfortable enough in their own skin to not care what others think.
So where is this going?
How we’re so cool. lol.
Well, we had 2 great families over for Shabbat dinner Friday night and after eating, drinking, laughing and talking, we moved from the kitchen over to the family room to continue with the great conversation, while the kids practiced their cursive writing.
The kids practiced their cursive writing… On their own. For fun… Together… 6 of the 7 children present.
What got the cursive kick started in our household is the fact that cursive writing is part of the grade 3 curriculum in Ontario, so with Stewie in Grade 3, it only made sense that he would be eager to practice every waking moment, right? Well not only does he practice his cursive writing, but he also created a cursive writing book for his (just turned 5-year-old) little sister. This book has the letters in the same way he learned them, however, he also added some fun cursive-games which are completely age appropriate.
More so, having looked through this book, I can say that it is quite amazing what this little girl has managed to produce and if she keeps it up, her Senior kindergarten teachers will be quite impressed.
So now imagine, 6 adults driving coffee and chatting about life, love, liberty and the pursuit of happiness while my son leads the other children through the cursive Olympics…
That’s cool, no?
It’s certainly better than cursing. :)