39 Days of Rules

Okay so the title is a stretch, and this is probably a mild overreaction on my part, but I was recently alerted to the new "festival etiquette" for our local 39 Days of July summer festival and I am so disappointed. And I am not alone. An opinion piece posted by the Cowichan Valley Citizen has many parents disappointed and in fear of attending because of the potential judgement of their young child’s behaviour.

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K-I-S-S-I-N-G in a Tree at Primary School?

The other day I overheard a conversation from a group of primary school aged girls, sitting cross-legged in a circle in the shade waiting for their parents to arrive. It went something like this: “So and so likes so and so but I like him and he has 10 girls that like him, so I hope he chooses me…” and then she went off to list the possible girlfriend candidates. Lucky dude.

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Cheers to Creating Amazing Memories and Friendships

I've been blessed with an amazing family. My memories of growing up are loaded with big family dinners with my extended local family, Calgary Stampede with my Alberta cousins, and endless, endless fun times at home with my sisters. Stuffed animal wars over the staircase, pitcher hitter long run in the lower field, hours in the ditch catching frogs (OK, that I may have done alone), and always having someone willing to share their pillow when I was too scared to sleep alone. 

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