Tuesday, October 30, 2007

CUCKOO CLOCKS AND DEAD BACKPACKS

Toilet training time again!
Every time the cuckoo on the cuckoo clock cuckoos Beauty has to use the toilet.
Beauty is fascinated with the clock and many times has been found standing on the kitchen table waiting for him to cuckoo so I decided to use him to help in toilet training. Each time she goes to the toilet I make her read a book (a short book not War and Peace!) and then she can get up, flush the toilet and wash and dry her hands. No luck yet but she is willing to participate so that is a good start.

Think of all those 'DEAD' backpacks that I came across in my children's bedrooms when they were growing up, I should have saved them for a museum!

The 116-year-old orange
The pips can be heard rattling when the orange is shaken
A dried-up orange from the lunchbox of a miner fatally injured on the day he was due to eat it has gone on display in a Staffordshire museum.

The fruit belonged to Joseph Roberts who was injured in an explosion at a Stoke-on-Trent colliery in 1891.

It had been kept by his family but has been donated to the Potteries Museum.

6 comments:

Marla Fauchier Baltes said...

What??You don't make your child read War and Peace while potty training? Too cute! I love the clock idea.

MOTHER OF MANY said...

Now you mention it, Beauty loves flicking through directories, catalogues and big books(without reading of course) so even WAR AND PEACE may entertain her!

Steve said...

Dead backpack? What a truly evocative phrase. You know, I think I've left a few of those behind myself!

MOTHER OF MANY said...

My girls have been thoroughly disgusting when it comes to backpacks. I have been known to throw them away rather than clean them out because the contents have become so green and vile!
Did you ever watch Red Dwarf? There is an episode where they play an April Fools joke on Lister that the space police have come to get him because of crimes against humanity.The tell him that the unfinished meal that he left on his table when he left for his last assignment decomposed and the mold multiplied until it took over and destroyed the world! It sounds like the sort of thing that SnoWhite would do....I kid you not.

Elissa said...

That orange is scary!

MOTHER OF MANY said...

I have found many such 'DEAD' pieces of food in my house,children can be horrible creatures!

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