Comedy and Humour

Luckily, camping in the front yard doesn’t require a lot of supplies. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Simpson: So, moms and dads, is Spring Break breaking you, too?

You can only achieve balance by dropping balls on both sides

 

The garage door doesn’t look like this anymore, and neither do my sister (left) and me. (Family photo)

Simpson: Home is where you know your neighbours

My mom has lived at the same address for 43 years, I have not

 

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Simpson: Fish rescue proves hope prevails against all odds

They’re a species at risk and are only for catch and release in B.C.

 

The District of Saanich’s communications team decided to take part in a viral trend on Thursday and photoshopped U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders into a staff meeting photo. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

Bernie Sanders makes guest appearance at Saanich staff meeting

Sidney firefighters jump on viral trend of photoshopped U.S. senator

The District of Saanich’s communications team decided to take part in a viral trend on Thursday and photoshopped U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders into a staff meeting photo. (District of Saanich/Twitter)
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Simpson: Training for snowball fights best done in socks

It’s odd the things our kids do to make us proud

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The November wedding of Alida and Josh Beaumont was supposed to be attended by many more family and loved ones. Thanks to pandemic protocol, the pair instead wed in front of eight others, in person, and a live-streaming video camera with the rest of their invited guests watching. The change of plans didn’t put a damper on the ceremony, which was still full of love. (Submitted)

Sarah Simpson column: Keep coming back with love

It wasn’t the 50-person wedding they’d wanted, but you know what? It was all they needed.

The November wedding of Alida and Josh Beaumont was supposed to be attended by many more family and loved ones. Thanks to pandemic protocol, the pair instead wed in front of eight others, in person, and a live-streaming video camera with the rest of their invited guests watching. The change of plans didn’t put a damper on the ceremony, which was still full of love. (Submitted)
A selection of gingerbread cookies decorated just prior to the tablenog incident. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Simpson: The terrible tasty tablenog tradition

Let’s hope this is one holiday custom that doesn’t stick

A selection of gingerbread cookies decorated just prior to the tablenog incident. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A batch of the more uniform cookies my family knocked out with our new stand mixer the other day. The kids are so proud. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Simpson: Making memories amid the mess

I’ve taught my four-year-old to crack eggs.

A batch of the more uniform cookies my family knocked out with our new stand mixer the other day. The kids are so proud. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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Sarah Simpson column: Exploring the joys of a junk drawer

Everything you don’t need, and a few things you do

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Who knew Snakes and Ladders would be such an emotional rollercoaster? (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Simpson: Snakes and Ladders full of ups and downs

Board games produce big feelings in little people

Who knew Snakes and Ladders would be such an emotional rollercoaster? (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
My son was adamant the top of the pie look like this. It’s not pretty, but I tried. Also, I took the pie out of the oven to send my mom a photo before it was done baking. Surely I can’t be the only daughter to send pictures like this to their mom? (Sarah Sipson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: U-pick a family favourite adventure

The other weekend my son insisted he join me in running out…

My son was adamant the top of the pie look like this. It’s not pretty, but I tried. Also, I took the pie out of the oven to send my mom a photo before it was done baking. Surely I can’t be the only daughter to send pictures like this to their mom? (Sarah Sipson/Citizen)
Sarah Simpson: The joys of jumping in to rescue migrating toads

Sarah Simpson: The joys of jumping in to rescue migrating toads

The street was speckled with little black dots — each representing a Western Toad

Sarah Simpson: The joys of jumping in to rescue migrating toads
Milo the bulldog cools down with a treat from the Big Scoop Saturday, July 18. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: New fan beats the heat and catches the children

Unexpected consequence of heat wave on a whole other frequency

Milo the bulldog cools down with a treat from the Big Scoop Saturday, July 18. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Sarah Simpson Column: Diving into Dahl with my darlings

Sarah Simpson Column: Diving into Dahl with my darlings

“Why don’t we pull out the Roald Dahl collection we got a couple years ago?”

Sarah Simpson Column: Diving into Dahl with my darlings
Sarah Simpson: What happens when kids make the rules

Sarah Simpson: What happens when kids make the rules

The art of learning to be together starts at a young age

Sarah Simpson: What happens when kids make the rules
Sarah Simpson: On the merits of Donkey Kong

Sarah Simpson: On the merits of Donkey Kong

Yep, I wanted my nearly six-year-old, to play video games

Sarah Simpson: On the merits of Donkey Kong
Sarah Simpson: I’m becoming my mother!

Sarah Simpson: I’m becoming my mother!

Wielding a washcloth is a far more valuable skill than I ever realized

Sarah Simpson: I’m becoming my mother!
Sarah Simpson: This is a good time to plant seeds and see what grows

Sarah Simpson: This is a good time to plant seeds and see what grows

Time on your hands means to time for planting — both literally and figuratively

Sarah Simpson: This is a good time to plant seeds and see what grows
A screenshot of the fake letter sent out in Nova Scotia on April 1, 2020, which makes false claims about plans for the current school term. (Facebook photo)

Some April Fool’s Day jokes bring much-needed laughter; others tone deaf to COVID-19

Police are warning the public not to use the ongoing pandemic as a punchline

A screenshot of the fake letter sent out in Nova Scotia on April 1, 2020, which makes false claims about plans for the current school term. (Facebook photo)
One bean, two tiny hands. If only I hadn’t eaten that last black jellybean…

Sarah Simpson Column: Jelly beans the key to efficient family hikes

Have you ever hiked with small children? You wouldn’t believe how painful…

One bean, two tiny hands. If only I hadn’t eaten that last black jellybean…