February 16 09

it’s Family Day in Ontario today. aha. another one of those silly Canadian made up holidays. see also? Simcoe Day in August. an excuse to give us a day off. you don’t really see me complaining. oh, wait, it’s a holiday but FedEx is still working and the delivery dude RANG my doorbell at 8am this morning?? (see: what i said re: complaining. i take it all back) my sister, the one with the very big heart and the very large lack of children sent Valentine’s Day giftsร‚ย  filled with chocolate and lollipops and pixie sticks for my obviously sugar-deprived spawn and *likethis*simultaneously becomes the worst sister AND best aunt because while she’s off suntanning and not drinking the water in Mexico, i’m here chasing after three hyper still-sick-withplague-bad-colds rugrats.


(side note: adults who say “valentiMe’s day” should be put down. that’s really all i have to say about that)

(side note the second: now, i know the husband and i are not so into the mush-fest that is valentine’s day and we spent the day holed up in our house with three sick kids and one sick mommy pretending she wasn’t sick because moms don’t even get to BE sick…i still would not have said no to one of these…)

oh, give my son a little bit of sugar and he will dance for you. He will give you a wicked parody of Justin Timberlake’s parody of “All the Single Ladies” oh.yes.he.did. i am so upset that i cannot find my canon charger so there is no video proof of this. or maybe i’m a little bit happy that there’s no actual proof. i’m also a little bit happy there were no leotards or heels involved. i’m also a little bit happy that i have no photoshop skillz to speak of so i didn’t superimpose my son’s head on JT’s body. he will thank me for that later, i’m guessing.

oh, and give my husband a little bit of sugar and he gets the crazy ideas. the ideas to go to the zoo in -5 degree weather. even though i fucking hate the zoo when it’s warm. it was way too cold to wear my t-shirt…


oh, and he wanted to get there for when it opened. oh.yes.he.did.


you can see they are thrilled with this plan of action. but, alas, we weren’t the only loons braving the cold to see some animals do nothing but scratch their behinds and walk too bloody far. there’s just too much walking at the zoo for lazy people like me. It was packed. and it certainly didn’t help that it was half-price day.

also? the only animals i really cared about seeing…the elephants…had a friggin’ day off today and weren’t even out. fuck you, Toronto Zoo.when it’s too cold for the elephants, it’s certainly too cold for me.

i might be smiling in this picture…but it’s only because my hypothermic toes and frozen nose were on their way out.

(but look how purty my hair looks when it’s not all Jessica Simpsonized!)


out to spend the rest of family day hiding under a very large blanket. maybe there’ll be some coffee involved. most likely there’ll be some me fighting off an over-gropey husband. seriously, am i the only one who cannot walk past her husband without him grabbing a boob? am i the only one who cannot bend over without a grab or pinch or poke? am i the only one who cannot sit at my computer, minding my own business, without her husband shoving his puckered lips into her face? i mean, for the love of god, i love you, but i do not enjoy this. at all. maybe shove some Mrs. Fields cookies in my face and i might suddenly change my tune!

  1. Family Day? That’s one I hadn’t heard of before. It’s presidents day here, which really, is not any more interesting.

    I am with you on the zoo. I hate, hate, hate the zoo.

    Comment by Issa on February 16, 2009
  2. I love your sister. And she lives by my philosophy: Don’t have rugrats of your own, but rather have lots of nieces and nephews you adore and who you can spoil to death then hand them back to their parents when they’re all sugared out ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on February 16, 2009
  3. ValentiMe’s Day DRIVES ME CRAZY.

    We’re all under the weather over here too. Boo! Hiss!

    Comment by Angella on February 16, 2009
  4. Such parallel lives sometimes…we also braved the zoo yesterday (but it was 28 degress here) because the hubby insisted. I was thankful it was cold enough to wear a hat so the bad hair was covered.
    Also, the groping – so glad I am not alone. Sometimes I feel like I married a teenage boy and other times, it is nice that he still thinks I’m hot.

    Comment by Sarah on February 16, 2009
  5. lol .. the elephants got a day off – from what??

    And my husband always says, they day I realize he’s not grabbing for me would be the day I should be worried .. so, I guess it’s ALL good!

    Comment by Sarah on February 16, 2009
  6. Ontario isn’t the only place with strange made up holidays. Nevada has something called Nevada Days. It is the end of October and business and schools close. Sometimes I wish WI had random days off because lord knows I could use it.

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    Comment by Stacie on February 16, 2009
  7. My brother and his family got me a heart-shaped box of Hershey’s Kisses for V-Day. I left it at their house. I’m a good Auntie like that.

    Comment by Kristabella on February 16, 2009
  8. what is this family day that you speak of? I’m Canadian and I’m at work right now. WHO DO I COMPLAIN TO ABOUT THIS?

    Comment by hillary on February 16, 2009
  9. Haha so much here hmm…
    1- I am super jealous you got the day off. I did not. And I am sad and sulky.

    2- The zoo in the winter sucks. But the zoo in the summer rocks. I will battle you on this one (although I’ve never been to Toronto, so MAYBE that zoo does suck)

    3- WTF men? I swear there is approximately 42 seconds every day that a guy is not thinking about and actively pursuing a strategy to get sex. And those are while the REALLY exciting thing happens on football/hockey/sport of choice.

    Comment by Lyndsey on February 16, 2009
  10. Also– I am a huge idiot. When you said ValentiMes day… I was thinking it was some kind of emerging counter-holiday all about ME (i.e. i’m single so i’m sending myself roses). I spent the last 10 minutes googling ValentiMes day to figure out what it is all about… until I finally figured out that you’re just talking about people mispronouncing the holiday.


    Comment by Lyndsey on February 16, 2009
  11. Family Day is Saturday and Sunday around here, and by about 2 p.m. Saturday, I’m usually all familied (family’d)(?)(whatever) out. Seriously, I can only take so much begging to play Playstation.

    Also, I love me some toast, but for the love of toast, I’ve about given up eating it because heaven forbid I lean over my kitchen counter for toast and newspaper time without God knows what groping around behind me. I’ve also had to shoo my husband away with my hair dryer when he thinks I’m game while trying to get ready for the day. There’s a time and a place, and usually it’s not around my chunky peanut butter.

    Comment by differentkindofgirl on February 16, 2009
  12. Why doesn’t BC get family day? BC sucks!

    Comment by Captain Dumbass on February 16, 2009
  13. At least the zoo in the winter doesn’t quite have that stanky summer animal poo stank!

    Got me a Grabby McGrab Grab too!

    Thaw out girl!

    Comment by Peggy on February 16, 2009
  14. I’ve got a McGrabby in the house too. So much so that whenever I walk past him, I cover my butt because I know some sort of grope is headed my way. Really, I should be flattered I suppose.

    But be careful what you ask for – I bet there will be a box of cookies in the house soon and a pending gropefest! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by TUWABVB on February 16, 2009
  15. You’re definitely not alone. Jon grabs me all the damn time and when I finally have had enough, he puts on the whole wounded husband look and says, “Well, it would be nice if you would grope me once in a while”. Good lord!

    Comment by La Petite Chic on February 16, 2009
  16. i love how you comment on your hair when you can only see like…eight strands of it. though the eight strands were pretty sexy, I must say. But I did like it curly…

    I love the Zoo… the one over in Calgary is pretty much awesome. But in the winter?? Are you crazy??

    And no worries, you aren’t the only one. Not only does he think any part of my body is perpetually open for grabbing, he also throws a hissy fit if I wear anything but skin to bed. I’ve given up on buying PJ’s. Hmm… TMI?

    Comment by Katie on February 16, 2009
  17. I think all that groping is a side effect of the daily sex.

    Comment by slynnro on February 16, 2009
  18. I’m that bad auntie. My boobs get “honked,” not groped (I think the best gift I could ever give The Man-Thing would be his very own pair of breasteses). However, I’m guilty of the ass grab/pinch/slap/pat and computer interruptus, so I guess it’s only fair.

    Comment by Chibi Jeebs on February 16, 2009
  19. I had to work today because I work for the federal government. I can’t even tell you how many donkey balls that sucked, but hey, I got Rememberance Day off, right?

    Your hair looks rockin’, btw. I can see why you weren’t crazy about it, but it would look okay if it was part of a really great “going out” outfit.

    I must be tired. Did I just say “going out outfit”?

    Comment by Chantal on February 16, 2009
  20. Totally agree with you about the Valentime’s thing.

    Can’t agree with you about the complaints about the groping. I do that as much to my sweetie as he does to me!

    Comment by Anna on February 16, 2009
  21. Family Day is not a Canadian holiday. I live in BC and we just had a regular weekend while most of the rest of the country had a long weekend.

    Which means that here in BC? There are no long weekends between New Years and Easter. Which is almost 4 months this year without a long weekend.

    So made up or not – its still a long weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Comment by Nicole on February 16, 2009
  22. I really like the zoo, but there’s no way you’d catch me wandering around there in the cold. No thanks! I’m a warm-weather zoo lover.

    Comment by Courtney on February 17, 2009
  23. My husband likes to grab boobs and butt when I’m doing various chores.


    And here here on the zoo bit… too cold for me, but I heart going to things in the rain.

    Comment by Maryann on February 17, 2009
  24. Family Day is in Ontario, Alberta and some Atlantic provinces.

    My husband grabs my boobs whenever he walks by. In his defense, they ARE fairly spectacular.

    Comment by Beck on February 17, 2009
  25. Haha! I can’t believe you went to the zoo…. And, there is seriously nothing like sugar-high children. Your sister is MEAN MEAN MEAN to you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Comment by Haley-O on February 17, 2009
  26. Zoo in February? You are all kinds of crazy. Go eat the kids’ chocolate; you deserve it more.

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    Comment by kgirl on February 17, 2009
  27. I didn’t know there were people who said valentime’s day. That’s odd.

    Zandors last blog post..This isnรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt fun right now.

    Comment by Zandor on February 17, 2009
  28. I often fall victim to the boob grabbing. It’s annoying, yes, but it does make him so happy I don’t have the heart to prevent it, most of the time. When I want something however, no boob-y time.

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    Comment by Kaleigha on February 17, 2009
  29. elephants get days off? That seems really unfair.

    Comment by regan on February 17, 2009
  30. Here in Manitoba, we called it *Riel Day*… I don’t know, I kinda like the *Family Day* moniker, myself.
    The kids had Friday off too, so it was an extra long weekend. It was crazy noisy here, but hey, I’ll happily take the extra day when I can stay in my jammies ALL DAY over a couple of hours of quiet while the kids are at school.

    Yes, zoos blow more goats than a professional goat blower.

    Comment by Nenette on February 18, 2009
  31. We once went to the zoo on January 1st because it was free. Can you say cheap??? We bundled my poor daughter up and spent most the time in the monkey house, the reptile house, the lion house…anything named house. And that is when we noticed how far apart everything is in the zoo. Anything for something free!

    Comment by Arica Saltzman on February 19, 2009
  32. You know that you love me!

    Comment by Charna on February 21, 2009
  33. You know that you love me (and all the candy that you secretly ate)!

    Comment by Charna on February 21, 2009

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