Did you know that it’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday tomorrow? It’s also my mom’s! She’s going to be 61 years young, but she’s reversing things and saying she’s going to be 16! 🙂 More on that celebration later on. My daughter’s school is having a celebration today for Dr. Seuss and she was super excited. Last night, I gave her some time on my computer so she could explore www.seussville.com while secretly I was making her a little pin with the hat from the Cat in the Hat for her school shirt. I thought about this so last minute so I was hustling around the house trying to figure out how to make a pin. This is what I came up with.
I found this image of the hat on AOL search, then printed it out. I taped it onto card stock to make it sturdier and the tape gave it a laminated look. I found the smallest safety-pin I could find in my house and taped it to the back of the hat and pinned it onto the collar of her shirt. I surprised her in the morning by helping her into her shirt and saying, “go take a look in the mirror.” She instantly saw it and loved it.
I also printed out several of the hats because I wanted to tape them onto her lunch containers and give her another surprise when she had lunch at school.
I taped the hat onto her water bottle, fork, sandwich container (not shown), and veggie, fruit, and snack containers!
I found this coloring page also on AOL search, but it’s offered by twistynoodle.com. I printed out several pages for my daughter’s teacher to offer her students. Did I mention that my daughter was super excited? Super duper excited!
I’m hoping that my daughter is currently having a wonderful day at school celebrating a great author’s birthday. Here’s to you Dr. Seuss and thanks for all the lessons!
Before and after my daughter entered Kindergarten, I was informed by friends and family members that I should prepare myself for the numerous of germs that she was going to start bringing home. My husband and I shuddered at this fact. Shuddered! We knew and hated that this was going to happen and there’s nothing we can do about it. I try my best to teach and remind my daughter to wash her hands as many times as possible in school, especially after using the restroom and before eating lunch. I also tell her to steer clear from any kids who are coughing their brains out without covering their mouths. The germs and the viruses still prevail though.
Yesterday evening, my husband noticed that our daughter’s eye was kind of pinkish. He asked, “Is that pink eye?” and I immediately thought “What? Noooooooo.” I took a look and yup, her eye was pinkish and I knew. He knew. We knew. It was pink eye. “Maybe she rubbed her eye too hard,” my husband said. “Maybe,” I replied. “Let’s see how she wakes up in the morning.”
It’s pink (freaking) eye. Of course, she stayed home from school, which is no problem, and we’re seeing the doctor, just in case, but darn those viruses and germs. They’ll get you no matter what. Since pink eye is contagious, I was curious to see if there were some home remedies for it online and came across a blog post (www.adailydoseofgrace.com/2012/02/coconut-oil-and-pink-eye.html) where coconut oil was used to help with the discomfort. On YouTube, there are several videos with people testing out remedies using lemon juice (ouch!), eating garlic cloves, honey, etc. to cure their pink eyes. My daughter hasn’t complained about her eye once and it’s not producing any mucus so I haven’t tried any of these home remedies on her. Plus, I’m a little too scared of dropping anything into her little eyeball or making her eat something that won’t go down well. I’ll save the experimentation for myself if I happen to catch anything, which I hope not to. Fingers (constantly washed) crossed.