The two questions that every mother of multiple children asks herself when one child starts throwing up are: “Who’s next?” and “When will it hit?” Those are what have been running through my mind every day for the last 12 days!!! I wish I could report that our first official week with our Alphabet Adventure was “A”mazing but it turned out to be the week of the plagues in our house!!! We are on day 13 of 3 sick kiddos!! Fever, vomit, chest colds, infections…you name it, they have had it. One by one, they are going down like flies!! And speaking of FLIES!!!! That would be the second plague!! After a horrid morning of bad news at dentist & dr’s offices we came home to fly’s everywhere. Turns out last month some happy little flies decided to lay eggs all over the window sills behind my couches and they HATCHED. It had to be the most annoying, disgusting 3 days EVER!! I promise I killed at least 300 of the suckers. So the flies + the vomit = crappy start to the summer fun. BOOOOO!!!
Somehow we managed to crank out our apple painting, airplane flying, aquarium visit, pigs in a blanket & blueberry smoothies. But our blueberry picking & beach going are a bust so far. Though the boys thought that killing all the bugs was definitely a fun event for “B”. I did pick up some rather wonderful books at the Library that I thought some of you would like to make note of for this or next summer. These are just our favorites…
ABC’s Books: Babar’s ABC’s by Laurent de Brunhoff, 3-D ABC: A Sculptural Alphabet by Bob Raczka, Brazil ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Brazil by David Seidman, Who put the B in the Ballyhoo by Carlyn Beccia, A Treasury of Alphabets published by The Chicken House
A Books: Actual Size by Steve Jenkins, The Illustrated Book of Aesop’s Fables, Noah’s Ark by Jerry Pinkney
B Books: Berlioz the Bear by Jan Brett, Beau Beaver Goes to Town by Frances Bloxam, Franklin is Bossy by Paulette Bourgeois, The Bears in the Bed and the Great Big Storm by Paul Bright, My Brother by Anthony Browne, Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss, Bootsie Barker Bites by Barbara Bottner