“Parenting is like an ongoing episode of CSI. You’re always following the evidence back to the crime.” Mark Pilgrim

Filipino table etiquette punished at local school

“The case of 7-year-old Luc Cagadoc has become front-page news in his parents’ native Philippines and a Quebec-based rights group says it will haul a suburban Montreal school before the provincial human rights commission after it repeatedly disciplined the slight, bespectacled boy because he allegedly ‘eats like a pig.’ The Philippines’ ambassador to Canada issued a statement of support for Cagadoc’s family and Montreal’s Filipino community, which he said was rightly offended by the school’s reaction to the way the boy eats… the traditional Filipino method of using a fork to mush food into a spoon before swallowing the contents.” Toronto Star, A1

Harper doesn’t eat babies

“I worked with Stephen Harper for five years and never once did he in that time eat a baby.” Gerry Nicholls, vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

After the bath

“I ask, ‘Brush teeth?’ And you say ‘Brush. Teeth.’ I lean over to the sink and find your toothbrush and toothpaste. I say ‘Paste.’ And you say ‘Paaaaste.’ Toothpaste is always funny. I say ‘Brush brush brush,’ and motion with my hand like I’m brushing. Sometimes you ask, ‘Dada brush?’ and I take my own toothbrush and paste and brush my teeth along with you. You say ‘All done’ but it comes out as ‘ahdone.’ Lots of things are ahdone. Dinner is ahdone. Blue’s Clues is ahdone. Brush is ahdone.” Mark Pilgrim