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15 Feb, 2007

An easy way to make a kid happy: do something unexpected

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Mail art|Easy ways to make kids happy|Recipes and Food


5 Responses to "An easy way to make a kid happy: do something unexpected"

1 | Sweet Pea

February 15th, 2007 at 3:08 pm


Did you by any chance have MHK for your V-Day dinner? If so, so did we. The Pea isn’t keen on sushi (I get the veg platter — yum!) but she enjoyed using the chopsticks to eat her garam marsala-covered chickpeas that I had made earlier in the day and everything else she had on her plate. She said that the miso soup was good. So cute!

2 | Miche

February 15th, 2007 at 4:18 pm


I hope she feels better soon!

3 | andrea

February 15th, 2007 at 4:39 pm


It was MHK! We like Sushi 88 too, but MHK is closer to Mark’s work, they have on-site parking and we decided awhile back that the sushi is just as good.

I’ll have to check out the veg platter. Sounds like it could be good. We always order the same rolls off the sushi menu: Cucumber and Californian for Sarah, and Mark and I get the Kiss roll, Tuna or Spicy Salmon, Tempura Shrimp x 2, and the Kamikazi. Yum. I could eat there every day.


I’m impressed your little pea knows how to use chopsticks! Emma and Sarah are still using cheater sticks – connected at one end with a seahorse on one and and an octopus on the other. They’re cute, but a little bulky.

4 | Sweet Pea

February 16th, 2007 at 2:34 pm


I must get the chopsticks that Sarah and Emma use — for myself! I sadly can’t get the hang of using chopsticks and resort to using my fingers. The Pea was able to successfully (but not always) pick up her food by watching Scott.
Scott gets the Kiss Roll, Spicy Salmon and a a few others. It’s always a satisfying meal.

5 | andrea

February 16th, 2007 at 9:53 pm


SP: The ones that we have are like this, but I kinda like these ones better.

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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