4 years ago…

December 11, 2012

I was about to become a father and my life was about to change permanently for the better even if I have not had a good night sleep since then.  I miss the days when I was holding a tiny but living human being in my hands. The little being has become a talking machine now and she know how to dance like Psy.

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Parenting style and Angelica

May 21, 2012

So far we have been very lucky with Angelica when shopping at the supermarket. She seems to understand very well when we tell her that we will not buy everything she wants. For example, the other day, she grabbed a box of Smarties, but quietly put it back on the shelves when we told her that we would not buy it because we already had some at home, and that we would give her some later.

I think our parenting style has a lot to do with her reaction. We don’t  lie to her. When we tell her “one last bite,” we mean one last bite. We will not come back with another “one last bite.” We also try to give her an explanation she can understand whenever we say no. In the case of the Smarties, we did give her some when we got back home as promised. We don’t always say no either.  When we feel that she deserves a treat, we will give her. If not, we will tell her “not this time” or “next time.”  And most importantly, in our opinion, we let her explain why she wants this or that, and not just say “because we said so.”

 


The apple did not fall far from the tree

November 8, 2010

I am a very fast eater, mainly because I tend to put a lot of food in my mouth at once. And when I watch my daughter eat, I can honestly say that the apple did not fall far from the tree. She tends to put a lot of food in her mouth too 🙂


Halloween 2010

October 31, 2010

Angelica dressed up as a little bee.

 

My Little Bee


Les enfants grandissent trop vite – Babies grow too fast

August 23, 2010
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Décembre 2008

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Août 2010


Angelica et la langue française

January 21, 2010

Organizée

Au cas où vous ne l’aviez pas remarqué, la langue française tient une place importante dans mon coeur. C’est pour cela que je me fais beaucoup de soucis pour ma fille. Souvent je me demande si elle saura parler et écrire un bon français même si je l’envoie dans une école française au Canada. J’espère qu’elle ne va pas écrire organizée au lieu d’organisée comme dans une pub qui passe en ce moment sur les chaînes françaises au Canada. Une chose est sûre cependant: mon épouse et moi ferons de notre mieux pour qu’elle ait une bonne formation de langue française à la maison.

Ceci dit, certaines personnes peuvent me demander pourquoi venir en Ontario et vouloir à tout prix que sa fille parle et écrive un bon français.

C’est simple. Officiellement, le Canada est un pays bilingue. De plus, la maîtrise de la langue française pourrait lui donner un léger avantage dans certaines situations plus tard.


Chritmas and Gift Wrapping

December 24, 2009

When it comes to gifts, I usually take the easiest route: gift bags. Gift bags require the least amount of work. All you have to do is buy a gift bag from the dollar store, put the gift inside, and you’re done. This year, however, gift bags just did not seem right. They just did not seem beautiful enough under the Christmas tree, and most of all, they just did not seem beautiful and thoughtful enough for my daughter. This year, I bought some gift wrapping paper, sat down and wrapped the gifts for my daughter and my wife the old fashion way.

Now, that the gifts are wrapped and put under the Christmas tree, it’s time to think about tonight’s dinner. On the menu tonight: foie gras on toast with a touch of fig jam, oysters on the shell with mignonette sauce, and shrimp with a cocktail sauce (homemade mayonaisse with a touch of ketchup and cognac). I just have to decide what we will be having for dessert.