Here comes Turkey Day!November 16, 2011
My favorite holiday is next week! Thanksgiving! And in case you didn’t know, Thanksgiving is only celebrated in the United States. Canada has something similar, but Thanksgiving started here in the year 1621 when the Pilgrims came over from Europe. It was a way to celebrate the harvest of the season. It makes sense to me, since it happens in fall so most of the vegetables we’ve grown over the summer are ready to eat!
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food? I like the dressing, or stuffing, the best. My mom makes the best stuffing ever! We also eat a vegetable every year called rutabaga and we make it just like mashed potatoes. It’s a kind of root, and when you buy it, it’s usually covered in wax, which helps keep it fresh. You should ask your parents to try it sometime; it is really yummy!
Have a great weekend!
Babysitting 101November 14, 2011
So, my first babysitting class was today after school. I learned how to do CPR on an adult and on a baby. I also learned how to take care of little cuts. Plus, I got a binder with all kinds of great information in it, like the phone number to Poison Control, which is what you call in case someone has swallowed chemicals or got something in their eye.
I’m so surprised by how much there is to know before you can babysit! I mean, I thought you could just go over to someone’s house and play with their kids. But you really have to be in charge!
I’ll feel so much better when I start babysitting with all of this information. I’m so glad my mom is making me do it first.
Have fun doing whatever you’re planning to do this weekend!
Babysitting adventures!November 09, 2011
I really want a tablet, and with my weekly allowance for chores, I’m never going to save up enough. So I asked my mom what else I could do and she said, “Well, at your age, I started babysitting. I don’t see why you couldn’t start that now.” I’m so psyched!
She said I have to take a class first so I know what to do in emergencies and stuff. I understand why, because I want to make sure I can actually help if something happens. In the class I’ll learn basic first aid stuff, and I’ll also learn a little bit about kids and what toys and foods they can have and still be safe.
I’m so excited! Tablet here I come!
Peace out guys!