The Players:

Darling: The brave hero, love of my life
Crunchy: The crazy drama queen, hippie crunchy, fiber-freak
Formerly-known-as-Teenaged-Cave-Dweller: The now happily married wayward teen daughter, currently without a part but for an occasional guest appearance-again.
Australian beast-in-law: the transplant from Australia who swept the Cave Dweller off her feet
SNG(AKA Science Nerd Girl): the 19 year old sanity creator, Mom's all helper, now part time college geek
Pickle: The 17 old sensory seeking/avoiding mother hen
Tink: The 15 year old auto-immune compromised fairy nut
Cactus Jack: The 13 year old drama king
Don Juan: The 12 year old ladies man
Duck: The 9 year old cutie patootie
Doodlebop: The 7 old independent sass box
Sugar Man: The 5 year old sweetie flirt monster
Frodo: the 5 old chunky grandson
Sassbox: the 4 year old firecracker baby
Biscuit Smidge: the 4 month old shrieky dragon granddaughter

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Paging Dr. Duck!

When Pickle had her trip to the emergency room last month for anxiety, it really worried her siblings. Honestly, it terrified all of us.  But it's really emphasized the very heart of two things we as a family are striving for: passion for learning and family unity.

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) 


1 comment:

  1. How precious that Duck wants to work so hard to be a doctor so as to help her sister. Careers have been started with less motivation! God bless her tender heart.