Tuesday, November 3, 2009

BLOGGING: It's Tuesday, Where Are You?

I was home with a sick kid today, most likely H1N1. She wasn't sick enough to go to the doctor, but too sick to send to school. Hopefully it won't go right through the house. It's really crazy about the flu and the vaccine. Funny story - the girl that is sick here got all caught up in grade four little girl drama on the day their vaccination clinic was announced last week. Big welling up eyes at supper, freaking about getting a needle, this girl says... that boy said.... It was kind of out of character because she's a tough little girl most of the time Look out if she's coming at you for the ringette ring. Anyway, she was getting herself all worked up about the needle. Later that night it started again, so I suggested there might be a reward for people who get through the vaccination without drama. Just suck it up, essentially. A minute later, I hear a calm, little voice, "What kind of reward?" Dramatic situation averted due to bribery. I'll have parenting advice here every week, thank you very much.

Don't forget to vote at Suey's for this week's Bookword Game. She'll have results later in the week and then new word for suggestions.

In reading, I just arrived in the English countryside to stay with my cousins, but war has just broken out and there are no adults in the house right now. There should probably be some supervision, because some inappropriate behaviour is occurring. (How I Live Now, Meg Rosoff)

Where is reading taking you today? Leave a comment, write a post, spread the word.


  1. Too funny about the parenting advice! I like the sound of your Where are You? I'll have to take a look at that book, I'm unfamiliar with it.

    I'm playing this week: over here.

  2. That's a good one. I hope your little girl feels better soon.

    I'm playing this week too here

  3. Here is where I am:


  4. I'm in Los Angeles and I'm also in Hong Kong. Come and visit me HERE.

  5. Bribery as a parenting technique is greatly underrated, I do believe.

    I'm deep in the Amazonian jungle: The Lost City of Z

  6. Hi!
    Bribery works every time. Hope she's feeling better soon. The book sounds great. I've read Meg Cabot before and liked her writing. I'll have to check this one out. Mine is posted at my place, Just Books. Have a great day!


  7. The swine flu has been running through our household too. It's not pretty. Hope your little one has a mild case.

    I'm back in High School where girl drama is a continual thing. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

  8. I hope that your daughter is doing okay. Bribery occasionally comes into play in our home also.

    I am in New York City with a young woman who is trying to climb the social ladder.

    Here is my post: http://thereadingjourney.blogspot.com/2009/11/its-tuesday-where-are-you.html

  9. I am in Kenya, doing a bit of bird watching. (A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson)

    I am also spending quite a lot of time at Highgate Cemetery (Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger)

  10. I'm in Greece. I may be here for a couple of weeks. Wish I was really in Greece for a couple of weeks.

  11. Ha! Thanks for the reminder that I need to figure out a new Bookword!

    Let's see... today where am I? I think I'm all over the place. First in New York, then California, then even Prague. It's a little dizzying. (The Traveler)

  12. lol on the parenting advice! Hope she feels better soon and the house doesn't suffer too much for it!

  13. I hope your daughter is well soon!


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