Friday, February 24, 2012

Listen to your heart...

In the past year we have spent a lot so much time in the hospitals with loved ones so it is not surprising that Payton picked up on a few things about what helps our bodies get healthy. She also loves to watch and learn about what I am doing in school to become a nurse.

So much so, that last year her class was learning words with the letter 'E'. For a class of five year olds the letter 'E' isn't really the easiest letter since it can be a sneaky silent Eeee like Elephant. But when the teacher pulled me aside to tell me what word Payton came up with I wasn't to surprised by the word she choose. When asked to give a word with the letter 'E' she said Esophagus! Not only did she give the word she also told the teacher and the class what an Esophagus was and how it worked. Smarty pants!

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"Our children are watching us live, and what we ARE shouts louder than anything we can say." - Wilferd A. Peterson

Since Payton could write she has loved to draw or write words or stories but once she started Kindergarten she became quite the little writer. Her teacher loves to read her stories to the class! Last week they had to write a short story about 'how something works'. The story behind what Payton choose to do her story on is my Grandfather (Mark) had a quadruple bypass the Friday before Christmas. He has had multiple complications and is working on his recovery at Life Care Rehabilitation Nursing Home. This is Payton's story...

 This is a picture of my Grandpa in the bed with me pushing and his nurse. 

 *They are learning to stretch their words out to learn how to pronounce and spell words. 

Here is her short story:

The heart works by blood. If you exercise your heart will work faster. The heart helps you breath in and out. The heart brings the blood in and out.  

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Lead by example, nourish those little, curious eyes and ears with great things!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Nursing is a way of life. Being a nurse, your kids will pick up on all the stuff you know and talk about. Body parts, terminology. They soak it up. That's a cute story:)
    Jill from curious wisdom hop

  2. Thanks for following, Jill! The kids love to see the pictures in my books and ask a ton of questions. I love it!


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