Category Archives: Victor

My grandfather taught me how to build a dam instead of islands

When we were kids, and we were lucky, it would rain. And the parking area of my grandfather’s mountain farm would fill up with streams and rivulets. The farm house was in a small valley, near the top of one … Continue reading

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Little Victor Update | Like a fish

We finally took Victor swimming in the Rouge River. There’s a public beach in Quebec right at the place where the Rouge runs into the Ottawa River, so technically Victor had his first river swim in two rivers. It’s not … Continue reading

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Little Victor Update | Speed demon

. Victor has been walking since April. Every day he gets more confident in his stride, and the motions get less jerky. Unfortunately the confidence is leading him to move at speeds he’s not quite ready for. Which means my … Continue reading

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Little Victor Update | Victori spolia

. For a lot of reasons this is the first update on my son in almost two months. Mostly the lack of updates is because I’ve been spending more time with Victor, which means less time for writing… or sleeping, … Continue reading

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Little Victor Update | The finger

. My son has learned the eternal and universal symbol for the concept of “I want”… he has learned to point, which he does a lot now. Pointing is quickly followed by him looking up at you with his huge … Continue reading

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Little Victor Update | Time for a walk

. Victor has decided he’d like to go for a walk. It’s possible this could be a simple youthful phase he’ll eventually work himself through, like wanting to learn Latin or voting for the NDP, but so far he seems … Continue reading

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