Inside the mind of my 8 yr old

I've been seeing one of those cute "ask your kids" questionnaires floating around on Facebook over the past few weeks. Basically, the premise is that you ask your child a series of questions, and then record their answers exactly as they say, without any prompting. I had wanted to do it with Q, but wasn't sure just how receptive he'd be. Plus, I was lazy and just hadn't gotten around to trying, … [Read more...]

My amazing, spectacular Christmas vacation – Q’s views

My Christmas holidays were awesome. First, me and my Dad went sledding at the Rotary Stadium hill. I crashed twice but it was fun. My sled got wrecked because it got a hole in it. Dad went sledding too, on my sled. It was cold and there was lots of snow. The hill was steep and I was tired from climbing up. I was glad I went.  The next day me, Mom and Lola went to Fantastic beasts and Where … [Read more...]

Holiday gifts for creative types

Welcome to the One Crazy Kid Holiday Gift Guide! It's that time of year, and if you are anything like me, your thoughts have turned to finding the "perfect" (what does that really mean, anyways?) gift for the important people in your life. I am really bad for putting pressure on myself to find the right gift for people and then inevitably end up debating on them for so long that I one day wake … [Read more...]

It’s all about the heroes

When you are searching for costume ideas, where do you look for inspiration? Do you look to books, or movies, or a favourite television show? Do you come up with a way to imitate or honour a favourite character or do you just let your imagination run wild?  Over the last several years, there has been a fairly consistent theme when it comes to costumes, especially Q's outfits. With the … [Read more...]

Picking up the pieces

I can't remember a time when I didn't want to have a career.  When I was 5, my mom tells me that I quite proudly announced to the guy I had decided I was going to marry (as you do) that he could stay home with our children while I went to work and had a career. When I was in high school, I took honours and IB courses so that I could get into a good university. When I was in the Army, I … [Read more...]

Walking in colour

Recently, Q and I participated in our very first 5 km fun run.  I have this love-hate, actually let's be honest, it's really more of a hate-hate, kind of relationship with running. I'm not really built to be a runner, nor have I ever really been, but during various times in my life, *ahem Army days ahem*, I have done a lot of it. I know it's good cardio and exercise, and I hear every say … [Read more...]

In defense of the man-bun

Over the last several months, I have heard SO many people bemoaning the hairstyle choices of men, usually in reference to the "man-bun" but also guys with long hair in general and it really got me thinking.  My son Q is one of those guys who chooses to wear his hair long.  He has preferred long hair on himself since he was really young, and now, at almost 8, his long hair is part of … [Read more...]

Tying movies to life with a princess and the frog hunt

It's no surprise to anyone who knows me (or follows this blog) that I LOVE all things Disney. I have loved Disney movies for literally as long as I can remember. My mom loves to tell the story of how I had The Rescuers on record and had listened to it so many tines that I had the entire movie committed to memory. She also loves to remind me that I had to have all of the Disney movies on VHS as … [Read more...]