Wednesday, February 06, 2008


"It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see." - Thoreau

Satch and I have had the good fortune of testing the Kidizoom Digital Camera by V-Tech.
When it arrived he jumped up and down wildly and yelled, "I LOVE it...a camera like mama's"! So, we immediately gave it a spin.

The camera is easy to hold and has hand grips on both sides. It has a large LCD screen as well as a double view finder. It shoots jpegs and mpegs which uploaded quite easily into my mac. The images are a little grainy, but I really like the moodiness of them and I think the overall quality of the product is terrific for a child's first camera.

I showed Satch how to hold the camera and how to use the buttons. Satch wanted to take a photo of himself so I stood him in front of the bathroom mirror and he snapped this photo.

He spent the entire afternoon photographing everything in sight, including the floor. I decided to get out my camera and document the event.

He photographed the dimensions of his Castle...

He photographed his sandbox from the bedroom window...

And he photographed ME photographing him!

Afterwards, he relaxed in his tent and reviewed his shots.

We keep the camera out at all times and Satch has been shooting frequently. We love viewing his photos at the end of the day to see what he documented, what caught his eye. I will be posting his images from time to time. It's as if I'm getting a new view of his world.

Satch seems to be over the nasty bug he's had for the last 5 days, but now I have it...and I feel terrible. Why aren't there sick days for mothers? There should be a labor law for this or something! I got up at 5 something to catch Robert as he went out the door (since I couldn't sleep all night anyway) and said, "I want a sick day". He said, "OK, but after my dentist appt at 9". huh? And off he went to work and his dentist appt and I suspect he won't be back 'til lunch time...and Satch is going to miss his new class that starts this morning because I'm just too darn sick to go and I don't want to infect any tots.

My lymph nodes are so swollen it feels like I have an elastic band wrapped around my neck and it hurts to swallow. My throat is raw all the way up to where the nose and esophagus meet and even my ears hurt - my ears! What's up with that? My stomach is queasy and it hurts's like some super mutated viral infection. I feel defeated. In the meantime, there is much truth here!

What do you do when you're sick and have no help? Any ideas how I can muddle through the morning until relief arrives?

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posted by Wendy at 5:58 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wen, I think today is the day you let the t.v help you out a little. Wrap up in some warm snugglies, pop your pillows on the couch and enjoy some good old fashioned t.v... or Thomas the Train flicks if you got 'em..( turn it up loud enough so you don't fall asleep. ) Grap some munchies for Satch to have and something for him to drink.. anything that will prevent you from having to get up ONE MORE TIME... and that keeps the little guy entertained while you rest your body.
Get well soon my friend.. and be a lazy parent for one day.. Satchel will be just fine..

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Julie, do as little as possible, drink lots of hot tea and get lots of rest:)

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are the times that our children rescue us. When I feel as though I can't possibly handle it, my daughter intuitively demands nothing. She sees everything clearly. Rest well.

6:56 PM  

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