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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Climbing the Walls

Yesterday was Family Day in Ontario. Or as my friend Nathalie says: Parent Torture Day. A day when all schools and daycares are closed as are most retail businesses and provincial government services AND it is the middle of February when the weather usually sucks.

Now in Toronto there are lots of family activities to chose from, but few appropriate for kids under the age of 5.

Luckily, Sunday night the girls slept at my in-laws, which gave Adam and I a chance to do something in the morning alone. I convinced my very tolerant husband to go indoor rock climbing - this being one of the things on my 2011 to-do list.

It was not nearly as physically taxing as I had expected, nor as scary. We didn't kill ourselves, although Adam scraped his hand and I jammed my stupid pinky...the one I slammed in the car door a few months ago.

Will we do it again? I don't know. Possibly with the kids. There were TONS of kids there, as young as about 3!! Our instructor told us that if kids can walk, they are old enough to climb. We joked that Little A would likely climb the biggest wall...if we told her NOT to!

Afterwards, my in-laws brought the girls home and I stayed with Little A while she napped and Adam took Big A swimming at the JCC. When Little A woke up, we took them both to an indoor carnival.

The carnival was a big hit, especially with Big A. Little A, who I sometimes think is going to be the next Evel Knievel, actually had to be hauled off two rides shortly after they began because she was freaked out. Big A has no fear when it comes to roller coasters. I have a bad feeling she is going to be into extreme sports (downhill skiing is an extreme sport in my mind!).

All things considered, it was one of the best Family Days we've had!

Today tops it though: S.D., the therapist who teaches my Infertility/Miscarriage Counselling program OFFERING ME A PLACEMENT at the fertility clinic with her!!!

Yes, I know I already accepted one...I have not yet signed any paper work with the other place and worst case scenario, I WILL DO THEM BOTH. I figure you can't get too much experience.