When Pickle was released from the ER and made it home, Duck approached me and asked me if I could teach her how to be a doctor. I was puzzled. She explained she wanted to be a doctor to help her sister get better. My heart melted. She wasn't kidding either. She went to the bookshelf and found the only book she could reach about anatomy-a book about the skeletal system. She made me write down every single bone in the human body and spent days writing them out, asking what it spelled.
A friend loaned us her copy of Apologia's Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology and several other books on human anatomy. Child is SERIOUS. Some form of anatomy book goes with her everywhere. We bought the junior notebook ing journal for her and we are working through it slowly.
Yesterday, we made an apple mummy:
Two identical apples, peeled
Mixed 2/3 cup salt with 1 1/2 cup baking soda
Covered ONE apple completely(ended up changing containers because this one was too wide and didn't cover the apple)
And now we wait a week.
This was an experiment after we read of some of the odd notions ancient societies had about medicine and human anatomy. She really is loving this. And I'm in awe at the love of Christ shining from my kids.
Now to go break up the battle between siblings over who gets to play on the xbox next...(because they are, after all, totally normal children)