Oh my goodness – have I got a lot to post; not even going to do it in chronological order because I can’t be sure I would get it right.
So – we’ll start with a recent dissection lesson. Daddy and Mr. D. tackled a chicken leg & back, peeling the skin, removing and pining down the skin, identifying the parts, separating bones and then cutting meat off bones. A lot of fun was had even though the chicken was still a little cold to the touch. Fun? Yup. That’s one of the things that passes for good times around here.
Unlike the last few days for Mr. D. You see, his little sister turned 5 yesterday. The big party was Saturday and then family dinner and gifts last night. You know how most kids are not angelic and dislike other kids getting gifts when they don’t? You don’t? Your kids aren’t like that? Take that bad attitude and pump it up on ‘ROIDS because we are talking serious meltdowns because we only gave him two gifts for his sister’s birthday. It isn’t as bad as it sounds – he isn’t a bad kid and frankly was not completely in control of his own reactions – we know it is a stressor for him, we’re just not sure what to do about it. Anyway, we have survived and now only have Christmas to get through until the birthday blitz starts again in March. Phew.
Our Glossary of words learnt, or re-learnt, during this process included: muscle, skin, membrane, fat, blood, veins, nerve, bone, tendon, joint, kidney, spine, and hip.