Well, our family had an unexpected turn of events this week.
: I worked Thursday (I work part time 5-8 days a month as an RN) then developed horrid abdominal pain plus a fever in the evening, and lo and behold was admitted to the very ward I work on (needed to experience it from a patient's perspective, LOL!) and was watched overnight (with all the while me fretting about all the packing we need to do as we move into a house in a week or two), and then next afternoon (after some very painful internal ultrasounds...yuk) went to to the OR where they cleaned up a very large ruptured ovarian cyst, untwisted a fallopian tube, and took out my appendix. It was a little embarassing being around coworkers, but I knew they would take good care of me, and of course when they were busy I helped them out by hanging my own IV bag and removing my own IV when I was discharged
Yikes! So here I sit, appendix-less, killing time on the computer. Good thing I took holiday time anyway for this week. I am REALLY trying to take it easy, as I still am planning to come to the Toronto Unschooling Conference this coming weekend! After all, how hard can it be to sit on a plane!
DH and the kids have been great, helping around the house, etc. The kids are very understanding about not jumping on mommy' s tummy, or that they can't go to the playground (can't lift ds into the carseat). I actually am not having too much pain, which is good.
Hey, even "got some unschooling in" when dd was wondering what an appendix was, and we dug out her human body book. It all expanded to lost of talk about anaesthetics, doctors, hospitals, etc. too!
Aaaah yes, everyday life presenting learning opportunities!
Good to keep up with this thread! Happy mother's day everyone!
Tina, dp James, dd Stephanie (almost 7) , ds Jonathan (almost 4) here in Manitoba Canada