Saturday, June 23, 2007

A ho hum kind of day

There's not much going on today. Ali and I might catch an early show, then it's off to work tonight.

I was thinking of things I used to do when I was a kid. My parents always took my sister and I camping, and I remember we used to have a canoe, from which I'd fish, hopelessly trying to catch something even though my line was only about ten feet behind the boat.
We used to go to some surrounding areas swimming quite often too. All of my childhood pictures involved me being outside, in the water, fishing, camping, or feeding large birds at the zoo. Apparently, I loved the peacocks.

These are all things that I hope to do with our kids during their early years. My dad said it best when he said they chose to have kids, and we were going to be their lives. I guess their friends didn't have any kids, but always proudly sported their new boats, campers, cars, etc.....
My parents proudly sported us.

One of my favorite pictures from when I was younger involves me and my younger sister. I was about 5 and Jen was 2. We were out for a day of swimming and fishing in a small town called Stonewall, Manitoba. The picture was taken as Jen and I sat on the dock, looking up at the camera. Jen has that "little- girl- forcing- a- smile" look, and I am proudly wearing a Blue Bombers T-shirt, with my long sun bleached hair. I miss my sister right now. I think I'm going to give her a call....

2 comments:

Reggie said...

Did you chase the DDT truck and deeply breath in the poison like we did as kids?

Chris said...

Sadly, no. I wish I could have though...