Bad Parenting: Exhibit A is Me

Toronto Police ServiceI received an email from Toronto Police Service this morning. They're going to use their Facebook page to remind Torontonians to use caution along river banks and fast moving waters. They were searching Google Images for the ideal image to accompany this warning, and they came across a picture I took of my son at by the Humble River three years ago.

Here's the pic they want to use, from my entry about the carp jumps:


Being the Toronto Police Service and all, they sought my permission first. I was happy to help. Toronto parents: don't be like me and allow your kids to get so close to the water!

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Ryan G

I'm sure you've taught your son well Mike.

In fact, he looks quite pensive in that shot.

Perhaps he's contemplating a brilliant strategy he will employ to migrate the loyalty of his school classmates from some kid to him.

The risks will be high, but the rewards higher. Then, with his legion of minions, he will reign supreme and the Throne will be his!

Or maybe he's just wondering what's for dinner.

July 16, 2012 @ 11:53 AM


Or he's thinking "CANNONBALL!"

July 16, 2012 @ 12:15 PM

Mississauga Phil

Personally, I think hes pondering when it is that he is going to inherit Dad's media empire.....

July 16, 2012 @ 12:47 PM

Ajax Mike

"I'll bet I could make it to that treeā€¦"

July 16, 2012 @ 1:32 PM


"Oh man, I really gotta take a whiz."

July 16, 2012 @ 1:36 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Of my two kids, James here is the most cautious. He's pretty darn careful, and two years later, he's alive, and that's pretty solid proof.

Looking back, the trails we used to do at Killarney when he was 3 were much, much more dangerous.

July 16, 2012 @ 1:50 PM

Nigel Trousershrapnel

Low Head Dams are more dangerous than they appear.

July 16, 2012 @ 2:59 PM

Jason Patterson

"at by the Humble River"

hmmm... typo methinks

July 17, 2012 @ 6:48 AM

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