Thursday, March 20, 2008

Take this sinking boat and point it home/We've still got time

We are off to the doctor after naps. Finn says his ears hurt like tiny needles on the inside and Blaise had a fever all night. Oh Bliss/Oh Co-pay.
Before lunch we made a feeling/emotion wheel so that we could show each other how we are feeling. Finn choose the emotions. They are nervous, happy, loving, angry, peaceful, and junky. Junky is my favorite. I feel junky today. I am in the same clothing that I had on yesterday evening. I like the wheel. It would be nice if we had a wheel attached to our faces. It would be great to just adjust an attitude by a simple turning motion near the ear and jaw bone. Even if it couldn't change yr mood, it could announce to the world the real way yr feeling. Yeah, junky is what my wheel would say. I am in a bad mood partly bc I can't keep a pair of kitchen scissors to save my life. I buy them and make silent promises to myself that they will never cut anything but food. That they will never touch plastic or paper or hair. Yet I always fail. There is always a moment, a weakness. I am going to buy a new pair again soon and the wheel might as well be turned to angry now.
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Liz said...

Feeling Wheel! I'm going to make one and hang it on my office door.

And I had the kitchen scissors dilemma, too. My "solution" (which isn't really a solution because I still use them for the wrong stuff, but less than before) was to buy five pairs of scissors at once. I keep a pair in each bathroom, a pair in the office and two pairs in the kitchen--one for paper and one for their actual purpose. It's not perfect but it's better.

village mama said...

that wheel is such a big creative deal - way to create!

Speedy recovery wishes to all. XO.

Unknown said...

I would love to get my husband to make an emotion wheel. That would be really great. Love it!

Hope you don't feel junky anymore.

Our Crooked Tree said...

we are plagued with chronic ear issues here too. we have had 7 since the tubes came out in Nov! going to the ent next week to talk 2nd set of tubes and removal of tonsils and adnoids.

Love the feeling wheel; that will go on my list of craft ideas that I pass off as my own:) Thank you again for always coming through with great ideas!

I have the same problem with the scissors.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could hug you.. I wish I could find out what it must be like to be in your presence.. You always have such amazing crafts or feel good comments that I always walk away from your blog feeling lighter, happier..

I hope you don't mind but I would love to do this craft with my son..

Anonymous said...

Let's hope the boys feel better soon. Nila is sick too, had to pick her up from school early .

Jennifer Howard said...

Thanks for another great idea!
My little guy's language is slow going and a Feeling Wheel would be a wonderful tool for him (and toddlers everywhere!). In PEACE with wishes for a speedy recovery!

vincent said...

Sienna went to the preschool for ONE day, and now has a fever/stuffy nose, all that stuff. I volunteered yesterday for their Easter egg hunt- no wonder- 9 out of 10 kids at that school look like they haven't had their noses blown one time since birth!!! Geesh!!! Just rejoice that you don't have a teenaged daughter. I buy hairbrushes and deodorant, along with our scissors and they dissapear like magic!!! The last time I bought 4 hairbrushes- 1 in bathroom drawer, 3 hidden... HAH!!! For about 2 days, then I go to brush my hair- and can't...

piper said...

you are amazing!


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