The Jasper Chronicles

The Journal of a Cynical Dad

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sacrilegious, I Think

Our "No Toy Gun" policy is manifesting itself in strange ways.

The Boy's favouite part of our Christmas Nativity scene are the angels. At first he played with the whole set, but eventually only the angels were getting any playtime. This in itself isn't so bad until, "Dad. You be the bad guy, I'll be Bat-Man."

Always up for a game of Bad Guy/Superhero I happliy obliged. Then he starting shooting me.

"What are you doing?"

"I'm shooting lasers at you Dad."

"Yeah, but with what? Do you know what you're holding?"

"Uh-huh. It's my Gun Angel."

Laser beam firing Gun Angels. Awesome! There's more to this religion thing than I thought.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Whoa! Went "Dark" There For Awhile

Forgive me. It's been a month since my last post. I've been super busy. Too busy to blog? Maybe not, but by the time I get home from work I just don't feel inspired enough to write.

But after spending the day snowboarding yesterday and sleeping in today, I'm feeling refreshed. Today is only the second day of my two week holiday too. A few random things...

- Right now I"m sipping a lazy coffee and watching The Boy shimmy his potty across the Living room to get at some toys. It's kind of grossing me out. New Year Resolution: The Boy uses the toilet everytime, all the time - it stays in one place.

- P and I have been talking to him about giving toys to other kids who may not have any. Surprisingly he gets it and helped me drop off some new toys to the local Christmas Bureau. Step two, getting him to help us go through his old toys. Might now be as easy.

- The Boy inexplicably puts his underwear and pants on backwards every single time. Why can't he just reverse them?

- Among his favourite superheros is Ultra-Man. I don't know where he got that from, but it's pretty darn cool.

- And we've been spending a ton of time playing in the snow. Pics and video coming soon.