While sharing a big ole bowl of red grapes with Jaxon this afternoon, I had another thankful moment. Grandparents say that if they had known how much fun their grandchildren would be they would have had them first. Jax and I spent quality time eating grapes together – pulling them off the stem and determining a place we are going to put the little stems that come off with the grape. I enjoy watching him refine his small motor skills picking those tiny stems off the grape. I enjoy the announcement with each grape of whether it is purple or red. I grin as he learns the excitement of getting a grape off the stem without a pesky little stem. It’s hard for me to be the adult and put the grapes away instead of letting him eat every single one that he wants. Ya…it wasn’t that way raising my kids.
Fun afternoon yesterday watching geese from the deck, helping “Nina” water and dead head flowers until a wasp got him. Suffice to say the wasp and all of his family have now been murdered with chemical.
Honey is the ticket. We tried to start with ice but he was having none of it. Then i remembered something I had heard about honey on stings. Oh my goodness…I’m here to tell you, he stopped crying immediately and the large white swelled area was gone within the hour. The only issue was honey in his hair. Jenny msg me last night to tell me he has a bug bite in his belly button and thought she should put honey on it 🙂 Note to all – miracle cure!
We got pounded with rain last night – rain and wind.
Broke off a tall limb from one of our trees in the backyard. Lots of folks had worse damage. Slept right through the two Code Red notifications. Need to revisit this possible problem.
Jax and I deadheaded pounded flowers this afternoon… some are bald. bummer.
Until next time….
wasps, bumble bees, hornets and cicada killers (look em up) must be dealt with without mercy. Any group of insects capable of acting together as one to attack a human must be removed from the living areas. Hive insects are like socialism run amuck. Stamp them out or there will only be more next year. Leave the honey bees alone though. They will not be vicious if you do not overreact.
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It was pretty traumatic for Jaxon and Papa….yes, don’t forget the honey. I could hardly believe the immediate relief!
Oh Nina I was so sad when I saw that sting! Poor little guy. I will keep the honey in my mental file cabinet!
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