Poor kid, with an ear infection and pink eye, leaking nostrils… not a pretty sight. Especially after being forced to take the “chalky” medicine. Since I’m to keep her quiet, I turned to the electronic babysitter. Here’s my chance, I thought, to introduce her to the classic children’s movies… “Black Beauty”, “National Velvet”, “The Jungle Book” … followed by a free-ranging discussion of the overall themes.
Much wailing and gnashing of teeth.
I’m going to make coffee, brush the dried antibiotic from my trousers and hope she gets bored enough to read with me. Any suggestions for a five year old girl?