Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The Scary Animals (and the Clown) Want You To Get Well
Well if that doesn't scare you into getting well, nothing will. From the hairless monkey, to the wolf/fox hybrid holding what I'm positive is not a glass of milk, this tray is the stuff of childhood nightmares. You know the parrot is giving the bear orders to eat the dog, and the clown on the screen is telepathically recruiting the animal friends into some sort of cannibalistic cult. The potted plant is a nice touch though. There's always a potted plant, isn't there? Of course there is.
Thankfully, we don't need to use it often. I am however convinced that the strangeness of the tray speeds the recovery process along because no one in their right mind would want to look at that hairless monkey any longer than absolutely necessary. Zippy the Chimp he ain't.
There was no way he was going to read aloud with his voice going, and the eye motion of reading wasn't going to happen with vertigo, so I let Danny watch a two hour long DVD of pumkin chunkin. You know, where you launch pumpkins across a field with a trebuchet. We did that one Halloween at a fundraiser for a local church (well, it did bring out a crowd) and I have to admit, there is a thrill to seeing pumpkins sailing across a field (or parking lot). Anyway, since it was kinda-sorta educational, I let him loaf about in bed watching videos. Don't worry, I also made him watch a documentary about Angela Davis, so his sick days aren't a complete loss. 60's radicals and the physics of catapults-homeschooling is always an adventure.