Friday, October 12, 2012

Feeling Crabby and an interview with Lilly.

The past few days have been a little rough here in the Buckman House. On Monday, the sickness that inhabited my sinuses and throat, moved down into my lungs and established a residence. Oh, this asthma of mine. It gets me every time.

This past week, my oldest daughter absolutely amazed me with her helpfulness and caring. On Monday, I was feeling absolutely awful. She had me lay down on the couch, and she covered me in blankets. She pulled up a chair, asked me for my symptoms, and a wrote on a clipboard. She brushed my hair, she auscultated my lungs (and said "Oh no, that sounds really bad"), and made me "get well"cards.

 She wants to be a nurse when she grows up, and so far I think she'll be amazing.

By Wednesday, I was starting to feel better, however my poor sweet little Lilly had started taking on my symptoms. So she was up next for the doctor.

That afternoon, I attempted Lilly's first interview. It went as well as an interview with a two year old can go, I suppose...

Yesterday at CC we learned about crayfish. Here are some fun facts.

Crayfish swim backwards but walk forward. They reach maturity in about 4 years and can live up to 30 years of age. Some of their diet consists of small fish, insect larvae, and carrion. The crayfish is considered to be the freshwater counterpart of the lobster. Did you know that they shed their skin and often eat it for the calcium that it contains so it can develop a strong new shell?

Fun and interesting, right?!

Here on the home front, we are all finally getting back to normal, and feeling better. There are far too many wonderful ways to be out enjoying this beautiful Fall weather, to be cooped up inside!

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. I loved hearing Lilly's little voice! What a cutie pie. And you are such a sweet, patient Mama. My takeaway from her interview is that while she didn't care too intensely about too many of your chosen topics, she really knows that you love her, and she totally loves you too! And, obviously your crayon recycling project is a hit! :-D

    1. Great assessment, Kelley! But I think that next time, I'll take away the crayons!! :o)