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 giftsÂ 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!