Monday, February 16, 2015

Excavating the Pyramid

A few weeks ago our house got hit hard with that dreadful stomach virus that has been making the rounds.  Pierce had some special activities going on at school that he'd really been looking forward to attending.  I have to give him credit for positive outlook.  He kept going around the house (as his brothers hovered by the toilet) saying, "I'm not going to get it.  I know I'm not".  Famous last words. 

I found him hiding in his bed.  He didn't want us to know he was sick.  He wanted to go to school that badly.

Needless to say, he had to stay home.  But he cheered up when I pulled out the pyramid that he received from Santa Clause. 

I read to him about Egyptian culture and archaeology while Pierce got set up.  His first step was to crack the top and find the secret slide to remove it.

Once the top was off, he discovered the pyramid was full of sand.  Luckily, he was armed with special tools to carefully remove the sand.

And, he found a sarcophagus!  Pierce got very excited over this.  He kept saying how cool it was. 

Bit by bit, he removed a mummy, a death mask, the sarcophagus, and 4 animal urns (which were used to store the organs before mummification. 
What a fun way to spend a sick day!  Luckily, Pierce was able to return to school the next day, and he still got to do the activity he'd been so upset over missing.

Readers, does it seem like sickness always comes at the most inconvenient times?  Or is it just me?

35 comments:

Hollands Reverie said...

What an awesome little kit! My boys would love this. I've bought a few dinosaur excavating and they always love it, but they would like this way more. Hope everyone is better, those viruses are the worst, and yes they do happen at the worse times ever!

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(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Awwww.... He didn't want to miss school. Well, you saved the day!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Well yes I have experience with sickness coming at a "I don't want to miss something" time. What a cool gift I can imagine Pierce taking his time and savouring every bit of this dig. Hug B

TexWisGirl said...

a good way to keep him entertained and glad he got better in time to have fun at school, too!

Connie Arnold said...

What a great way for him to stay busy, entertained and forget about feeling bad! Always sad when the kids are sick. It's good he wasn't sick too long.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

What a cool pyramid! He got a little taste of being an archeologist there.

Yes, once, right before a capital murder trial I needed to cover, I got bronchitis. I cough a lot when I get sick because of asthma. I went to the doc in a box on the Sunday before the trial started on Monday. I told the doc he had to do something because I couldn't be coughing. He gave me a shot of prednisone and some nondrowsy med and I did fine. :-)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love it! Glad he was able to go back the next day.

Ginny said...

This pyramid is totally cool! It is a bit like the excavating kit I got for Anne which I will post about. That was a big hunk of hard matrix and you dig out the gems. Yours is a step better! I imagine it totally made him forget he was even sick! This bug is everywhere here, too. So far, we are the only ones who haven't gotten it. I am so glad they are all better and it didn't last for long.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Sounds like he would enjoy taking an archeology field school some day.

Michael Manning said...

Haha! I enjoyed the goggles he used at the beginning of the excavation! Fun! And glad he was able to get well and return to school. A nice story! Getting sick is never convenient. :)

Linda said...

What a great gift and an even greater mom to make being sick not so yucky! And I had forgotten that you guys live in a log house. Super photos. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a great distraction! I hope by now everyone is feeling 100% healthy!!!

Out on the prairie said...

My mom used to keep a rainy day shelf to amuse us when times were rough.

Atlas said...

Very awesome kit. He seems so inquisitive it's awesome you guys nurture that.

Maggid said...

What a terrific mom you are!!!

Harry Flashman said...

As an enthusiast of ancient history,, I very much like that pyramid kit. I'm sure your son enjoyed working with it and was pleasantly distracted.

Linda said...

Sickness is always inconvenient! It was great that you found a fun activity.

Alica said...

Awww...I'm glad he was able to enjoy at least part of his sick day doing something fun! I would've loved that pyramid when I was a kid.

alissa apel said...

Yes sickness seems to come at the wrong time. What a fun job!

SweetMarie said...

so sorry to hear about the virus. that pyramid looks so cool!

Annette said...

What a super cool kit! Is Pierce naturally interested in archaeology? (I'm just wondering if my six year old would enjoy something like this...) What a fun sick day! (And, oh yes, illness always happens at the worst of times in this little house. I agree!)

Jacquelineand.... said...

You're right, sickness always comes at the worst possible time.

Bless Pierce's heart for wanting to go to school so badly, and bless YOUR heart for being a brilliant Momma!

Montanagirl said...

That pyramid is VERY cool! What fun for him!!

Sharon Wagner said...

I'm sick right now. Luckily viruses can't spread over the internet. Opps. They can!

Betsy Adams said...

Yes, sickness always comes at an inconvenient time --or it seems to --since there is no good time to be sick!!!!! Same for injury.... I hated having that horrible knee pain during CHRISTMAS.... Oh Well--tis life.

That pyramid was a fantastic gift and perfect for Pierce on a disappointing day when he couldn't go to school... Great educational gift also!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

That is really cool! We had a few of those kits. One was digging out dinosaur bones and another was digging for gems. The kids LOVED them!

April Lou said...

Ohhhh no! This happens every time. My kids have been so sick this year. Glad it was a quick virus!

Gingi Freeman said...

That's so cool! Makes me excited to homeschool with my little one!!! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Gauri Kulkarni said...

Wow, that's such an awesome pyramid... am sure Pierce had fun at home and no more sad that he didn't go to school :)

Michelle said...

What a great activity and he looks so cute in his goggles.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is really cool! What a fun activity!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

What a great activity! And I'm glad he got to do that activity at school he so badly wanted to do!

mail4rosey said...

It's not just you, it def. does. And that was a cool way to spend a sick day.

A Quiet Corner said...

What a wonderful and inquisitive mind he has, Baby Girl!...:)JP

Michaele said...

You are a jewel of a mother and he is one little prince.
This is also a really neat gift from Santa.