Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys

Thursday, November 12, 2015

My last day off: Halloween and hot dogs

There are a number of different things I tend to do on my days off from work. Most of the time it does not involve a day spent on the couch watching TV (that is typically reserved for sick days when I actually incapable of doing anything other than flipping channels on the remote). 

Sometimes I have appointments scheduled for myself and the kids, sometimes its grocery shopping or chores around the house. On occasion, I do actually plan to at least go out for lunch with my hubby  since we do after all have free childcare given the kids are in school on my day off usually.

Last year I signed up for the Parent Advisory Committee at my daughter's school. This was something I never did at my son's school in his elementary years for various reasons. The main reason being I just never truly felt I had a lot in common with most of the other parents in the school.  My daughter's elementary school though is a different story, there is a real sense of community there and the whole school itself just has a whole different atmosphere.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Summer break: What it means for Special Needs Parents

At the beginning of June, school to wind down, the focus for the most part that month is on sports days, field trips, honor roll and school awards.

Parents and kids alike are celebrating everywhere you look.

Parents of special needs find themselves, exhausted from a school year spent making sure their kids needs were met, already planning for the next school year.  

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

First Summer Road Trip

I really look forward to Summer and taking road trips with the family. We love to get out not only exploring attractions around our city but also trips a bit longer that typically involve camping and enjoying the outdoors.

The road trip itch started hitting early this year and so I planned a trip that had us leave town the day after the kids finished school.

It ended up being a memorable experience, with many wonderful family memories made and of course a few bumps along the way.

I had come down with what I figured was a bit of a typical stomach bug 5 days before our trip and thought by Wednesday figured it had passed. But by Thursday, the day before we were to be leaving I started not feeling well again. Needless to say not much packing and prep got done that day. Still not feeling well that evening I made a quick trip to the walk in clinic before it closed to get some advice and was able to get some over the counter medication to make my symptoms go away.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Minions are coming: In theatres July 10th, 2015

Our whole family loves the Minions, those little adorable yellow guys that have an appeal across the ages. With a larger age gap between our children it can be hard finding a movie that not only will appeal to the two of them but to us as parents too and these adorable little guys leave us all laughing and entertained!

This movie is definitely on our list of must see movies for this summer, when it is released on July 10th, 2015. Talk about perfect timing to escape to a nice cool theater enjoying a bound to be hilarious movie.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Sorry Sir, that is not what we are selling!

Many years ago a simple phone call from a telemarketer led to me getting a badly needed job.

Nowadays, my interactions with Telemarketers usually consist of me realizing that it is a Telemarketer and explaining I don’t have time. Or if they refuse to listen simply hanging up.

But back in the days before I had children and thus more time on my hands I would occasionally actually listen to what they had to say to find out what they were selling.

On this particular occasion, I answered the phone and started to listen to the person describe how their company sold customized freezer packs to their clients.  While there was only the two of us and we actually were not living on much money at the time, the concept seemed interesting.