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March 19, 2010

Learn A Mid-Century Lesson – Stay Home When You Are Sick, Dummy

Thank god for Friday!  Today we are jumping into Science, Health, Safety 2, the awesome book I gave away last week to Wendy.  Today it has a valuable lesson for us, which some of us haven’t even learned as adults.

Stay home when you are sick!

As you can tell, the illustrations in this textbook are a little more realistic than Science, Health, Safety 1, which is okay because most of the people have eyes and it is still just as cute.  The lessons are a bit more sophisticated, and there are a lot more words so get ready to read! (Wendy, you will soon be able to follow along with these lessons, as your copy of this book is currently speeding its way towards you. )

Is it just me, or is that the biggest salt shaker in the world on the counter? Maybe it is for something else like…sugar…or something.

I don’t know about you guys, but I never once pretended that I was WELL in order to actually go to school.  I was too busy pretending I was sick so I didn’t have to go. Even if fun stuff was going on.

Also, at first I thought this chapter was titled “What Will Jesus Do?” And I even got sleep last night. (Thanks, Tom for feeding the kittens!)

Say it with me, guys, “You will not feel happy if you go to school when you are sick.”

And that kid in the lower left corner looks like he has mumps. Ouch.

I know I would be happy to stay home sick in that room!  That ruffled lampshade is already making me feel better, and I am not even sick.

On a side topic, gargling with saltwater? Disgusting.

That kid is playing with metal fillings and a magnet?  What kind of toy is that?

Also, pink striped sheets =Awesome.

Can you guess which one is me?  Yep, that’s right.  The one at the bottom of the page in a pink dress eating a bar of chocolate and looking bored.  And I am pretty sure that is Tom struggling out of his jacket in the center of the page.  Hmmm…maybe I should make him read this book…

Just stay home, people! You will not feel happy if you go to work when you are sick!

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3 Responses to Learn A Mid-Century Lesson – Stay Home When You Are Sick, Dummy

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    March 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I’m with you Ruth, I NEVER once pretended I was well so I could go to school, it was always the other way around! What is wrong with these kids? 🙂

    PS – Thanks for feeding the kittens Tom!

  2. Wendy Reply

    March 20, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Wow, Ruth, the book has arrived – that was fast! Thanks so much. It’s every bit as charming, and educational as I hoped. My grandson is just learning to read, so we’ll have several years of reading and learning fun. I love the chapter about weather – now I understand how lightning makes noise!

  3. Jen Reply

    March 25, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    What a darling little book! That little pink robe is so adorable I almost want a little girl so I can make one for her. 😉

    BTW, last winter I had a HORRIBLE sore throat in combination with some flu bug. It was *awful*, so Hubby suggested I gargle with warm seasaltwater. Desperate for relief, I did so…And it really did help. Shocking, I know, but it did…I suppose salt kills off some bugs, too, so maybe that is why it was suggested back in the day. Don’t knock it ’till you feel like you want to rip your own throat out for relief! 😉

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