A week or so I brought my 5 year old in to the doctor’s office because her ear was really bothering her. Turns out, fish that she is, she had swimmer’s ear. The doctor gave me some antibiotic/steroid drops to put in her ear which cleared it right up. But he also mentioned a good idea for kids who are prone to swimmer’s ear. He said that a solution of half rubbing alcohol and half vinegar, dripped a couple drops at a time in each ear after swimming will dry the ear out and keep the pH of the ears down so that they are not so susceptible to bacteria. Interesting, eh?
This morning the kids and I went outside to the garden and battle mosquitos and weeds. The tomatoes are as tall as me and the corn must be at least 8 or 9 feet tall. So far the only tomatoes ripe are cherry tomatoes. The corn has tassels and silk, so I’m guessing that by mid-August when the girls are home, we’ll have ears of corn. The apples on the one tree that didn’t get frosted are looking good too.
We’ve eaten lots of cabbage, zucchini and peppers, and the cucumbers are just insane this year! Hugely long and wonderful. My favorite way to eat cucumbers is with a dressing of vinegar, oil, garlic, and a little bit of red pepper, Korean style.
Finally, do ya’ll know about the free movies that show at some theaters every Wednesday morning during the summertime? Tomorrow morning the kids and I are going to meet my sister and her kids at the movies to see Charlotte’s Web. Should be fun!!