11 things to do in Toronto on a spring-like Sunday

1. Sweep up the excess salt from your porch and steps.

2. Banish that ridiculously bulky coat – goose feathers and all – to an upstairs closet.

3. Wear only one layer. Pretend you didn’t shovel snow last week.

4. Park your car four minutes away from the Costco entrance and notice the ‘parking lot seagulls’ out for a leisurely stroll. Freedom!

5. Don’t use a wagon. Just hold a bag of avocados and breathe.

6. Stroll into the dollar store. Notice gardening tools.

5. Buy a hot pink Frisbee. There’s a butterfly on the frisbee 🙂 (not a real one).

6. Observe a few varieties of slime. Recall that your daughter needs slime. Buy one Silly Putty, one ready-made slime and one do it yourself slime.

9. Create iced tea slushies. Serve to grateful children.

10. Discard the DIY slime – an oozing, overflowing bowl of willing and able to clog your pipes.

11. Thank G-d for S-P-R-I-N-G. It’s here to staaaaaay. Sort of.




About the Author
Chana holds an M.S. in Special Education. Her innovative poems, essays and lectures reflect two and a half decades of experience working with students of all ages and abilities. Chana's writing has been published on, as well as in The Canadian Jewish News, The Jewish Press, and AMI. As a longtime volunteer with the Friendship Circle, Chana was recognised by the Ontario Legislature for “bringing a smile to the faces of children with special needs.” Although Chana 's "heart is in the east" she currently lives with her with her family in Toronto.