5/17/2013 9:02:00 AM
My son's little school (less than 150 families) raised over $12,000 in a read-a-thon to support the Juravinski Centre and I'm just blown away. We talked to his principal, Kate Fischer, on the show this morning and she is SHAVING HER HEAD in an assembly this afternoon because they reached (actually surpassed) their target! Considering she is having a landmark bday party in a few days, I think she's got amazing courage!
I will take some pics when I go this afternoon. Another male teacher with gorgeous long hair is also shaving his head. Should be a blast!
What's the bravest thing you've ever done for charity? I don't know about you, but I feel like I need to step things up a bit.
Have an AWESOME long weekend and be good!
5/15/2013 9:24:00 AM
My son has joined t-ball and it's hilarious. We've only had a few practices and the first game is upon us...and I can't wait. Jack, turns out, seems to have inherited the wrong side of the athletic gene pool. His dad is a phenomenal ball player so I had assumed he would be as well. But so far, it appears he would rather chat with players, make sand castles and run at the very back of the pack all the time. But he isn't alone. Watching these little guys use their gloves for everything BUT catching and seeing them run everywhere BUT to first base is CLASSIC.
What other sports are this funny? Little kids playing soccer, perhaps. Touch football with those tiny bodies in massive padding? Kerry says he never misses the Timbit hockey intermission when he's at a Bulldogs game.
What about you? As a parent was there ...
Mother's Day Shmother's Day
5/13/2013 8:38:00 AM
I'd better start this blog by admitting it's from me, Shawna, not the boys. Because when I say I don't like Mother's Day I don't want my co-hosts to get in any hot water. They both did a good job yesterday celebrating the mothers in their lives.
Me, on the other hand, feel about Mother's Day the way a lot of you feel about Valentine's Day: it's an overpriced, overhyped day of consumerism. I was thinking of taking my mom out for brunch and the place I looked into was $45 a person!!! Normally I think it's 25. Then there's the crowds and the lines. And are these kids nice to their moms all year?? Like the douchey boyfriend who buys roses on Feb 14 and then isn't nice the other 364 days of the year. I'm not saying people who celebrate Mother's Day aren't nice to their moms all ...
Best Day Off
5/9/2013 9:11:00 AM
I took yesterday off, which was a Wednesday, and a lot of people thought that was weird. A Monday or Friday, that makes sense, but a WEDNESDAY?!?! But I think it's the best day to take off and here's why:
1. It breaks up the work week into two two-day chunks. Going back on a Thurs and knowing the next day is Friday is awesome!
2. Going to work on Monday when you know you have Wednesday off makes it way more bearable
3. You don't get suckered into doing weekend chore stuff because it's smack in the middle of the week. The day is entirely yours!
Anyone agree with me out there? Have I a started a new trend, perhaps?
In your opinion, what's the best single day to take off?
5/7/2013 9:01:00 AM
Kerry was drinking Ensure during the show this morning, which got us to talking about those moments when you first start feeling old. Shawna recently had a wrinkle on her face when she woke up that lasted ALL MORNING! And Ben, who broke his tooth on an olive pit this past winter, was talking about getting some kind of 'denture' to fix it.
So we asked you, do you remember a moment when you first felt you weren't young anymore? Was it your first gray hair or maybe a bald spot you didn't know you had until you saw it in a photo.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know yours, and how you were when you had it. Is this usually around the mid- to late-thirties?