Sunday, March 14, 2010

tot school - oops!

we had big plans here for tot-school this week.
the weather had some other plans.

last weekend, the temperatures dropped from 95 to 50 overnight.
and left everyone on the island - seriously, everyone is sick - with a nasty, nasty cold.

so instead of the plans, we had a lot of this:

we didn't really use a humidifier since it's already humid here. but i have no pictures of our contraption.
we boiled some secret herbs in water, added some "menthol" cream and put the kids under a "tent" to get the vapors up their noses.
samil learned all about those herbs, since they were cut from a neighbors yard.
science field trip?

amely had a little fever. so to prevent it spiking, we were dosing her with this (but the winasorb brand that is popular here that i couldn't find a picture of).
samil learned how much she needed and was pretty good at suctioning it out and giving it to her.
future doctor maybe?
and of course, with chest colds, the vicks in implied.
but i have to tell you - vaporub is used for e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. here. everything. people call it "MEN-TOLL"
headache? some menthol on the head. cut on your finger? menthol. cramps? menthol.
there are even some older people who eat the stuff. nasty.

samil decided it would be fun to use it as hairgel. bet dominicans never thought of that before!

this was the drug of choice for the kiddos. amalio and i had to take the nasty homeremedy crap (because he insisted... and despite the nastiness of it, it cleared us right up). this is pretty natural, too, and the kids are getting better.

samil learned how to say "medicine" this week.
and ask for it over and over again.
he also learned the value of playing by himself.
he spend a lot of time with his rice filled sensory bin. until he decided it would be fun to fill his little, itty-bitty, plastic goblets with rice and pass them out to my students...
spilling rice all over in the process.
at least he's a good host, right?

i hope everyone else had a more productive week! check out carisa's blog for more tot-school posts.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Hope everyone feels better soon!

Giggly Girls said...

Hope everyone's feeling better soon! We had a bit of sickness over here too.

Erin said...

I hope everyone feels better soon!

Lindsay said...

oo hope you guys feel better soon!