From the "fatherhood" category:
Last Friday we had a great time checking out the Edmonton Festival of Trees at the Shaw Conference Center. In a way it kinda kicked off the the holiday season for us, and though it was waaaaaaaay past her bedtime by the time we left, I think Claire enjoyed it too. And despite feeling fairly sloppy about the photography effort, I managed to wrangle an “8 Pics” post out of the shots I snapped as well as kicking off my Christmas album in my photo gallery.
I took Claire sledding yesterday. Readers may be under the impression that I think myself some kind of infallible father, because largely what I write about here are the highs and successes. But confession time: yesterday, I may have been a bit of a meanie-pants. Or, at least that’s how she perceived it (which, after all, is really all that matters, right?) I’ll save the details, but needless to say the snow play and struggles that I thought was all-round funny, maybe a little bit character-building, and would make great “blooper reel” footage of our afternoon, well, she thought I was me just being mean. She told her mom. It made me sad. And we had a hear-to-heart about it later. Lesson learned.