Severed Fingers: Warning! It’s Gross.
I’ve had an interesting week. My 4-year-old daughter was holding a folding chair by its hinges and running. She tripped and fell on top of the chair, which immediately sliced her two fingers–one on each hand. The lefthand fingertip was dangling; the right was only cut through the bone.
Yuck. It gives me the willies just thinking about it, for I had to put the one fingertip back in place. Ew.
I debated on whether or not I should post a few pictures of her cut-up fingers. I decided to go for it, but with a warning that the following pictures are just plain gross. If you’re queasy about such things, you had better skim past ’em! For the rest of you curious folk…
After my last post on Summer School, I had a few of you ask some great questions:
- How does your “Art & Tea Time” work exactly?
Around 3pm, I yell, “Art & Tea Time!” Everyone makes a mad dash for their cursive books, extra paper, drawing books, and colored pencils. The Eldest puts on the audio book, and I either fold laundry or do some dinner prep. During this hour, 4 of the children are required to do 2 pages of cursive, which I never check. Oh, and I also give them a snack. In the colder months, we had tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. Now I tend to give them anything that will keep the 2-year-old and the 4-year-old quiet–so, like animal crackers or gold fish. When Art & Tea Time is finished, the children put everything away and also set the table for supper. Then they quickly disappear, usually outside, so that they can’t receive any more chores from Mom.
- What audio books are good for a variety of ages?
My age range is 2-13. Generally the youngest two never listen, but just eat a snack and roam around a bit. I’ve found that if the volume is loud enough, they won’t cause any problems. In any case, our favorite books that have satisfied everyone are the following:
a.) The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
b.) The Little Britches series–books 1-4–by Ralph Moody
c.) The Mitchells series by Hilda van Stockum
d.) The Cottage at Bantry series by Hilda van Stockum
There are others, but that should get you started. If you have any questions about these books or need more recommendations, drop me a line!
- What if your children complain about the audio selection?
Then they can go sit on their bed in Black Out until Art & Tea Time is over.
So anyway, I was in dire need of two new skirts. Where to find them? I checked out a few secondhand stores, and while I did find something for my daughter, alas, there was nothing for me.
And oh! What to do on a budget?
I had to shop online at the Power-Hungry-Giant, otherwise known as Amazon. Sigh. But truly, these were about the cheapest skirts I could find that met my length requirement. (I prefer to cover my knees.)
And so, if you’re curious, I’ll link below the two I bought. They’re great, if you don’t mind a skirt sitting at your natural waistline.