So I’m good for like 1 good idea every moon cycle and I was cleaning up and had an aha moment that I wanted to share. Under my bathroom sink looks like a jungle so in attempt to organize it and feel good about my lax attitude towards the subject I combined 2 items that were responsible for the clutter and came up with what I thought was brilliant. If I’m copying you or you’ve been doing this for years, why didn’t you tell me sooner? Anyway I took an old baby wipes container and stuffed some old shopping bags in it and called it a dispenser! Amazing huh! Maybe not, but it was to me! Now I can leave this thing on the counter or the shelf and it actually serves a purpose!
I am one who actually reuses cooking oil from time to time, for frying French Fries and fish, etc. I also never seem to have a funnel anywhere in sight but we do always tend to have Arizona Tea. Not only do we reuse the containers to store water, I also use them to help transfer my used oil back into its original container. By using a soldering iron (or even a sharp knife) you can cut off the upper portion of the bottle and it magically fits into most Vegetable oil containers to make for easy transfer with minimal mess. You can buy a soldering iron for very little from places like Wal-Mart and Home Depot or on Amazon. They are super helpful from cutting through hard plastic.
Young Sphinx loves to talk, especially when he is watching YouTube. He likes to give us his views on the videos and explain them from time to time. Today I decided to record one of his infamous conversations. This also served as practice in public speaking in which is a very important subject in my opinion. At age 6, now is a good time to introduce him to the art of public speaking and debate. It’s also important that he learns how to express his thoughts in an organized and thorough fashion. Give Young Sphinx your thoughts on how he can improve this very important skill.
“I decided to read this book prior to introducing it to my daughter. The artwork is beautiful but for a 10 year old girl, the writing is entirely too simple, more on the level of a 1st-2nd grader. There is no development of characters, it’s more like a pamphlet than a book. I went to the book’s Facebook page and its looks like this book should be the Essential Guide that is advertised on there and not the first book in the actual series. While I am disappointed with this purchase, I still look forward to seeing how the series turns out.”
I looked all over for access to the rest of the series and am disappointed to say that it doesn’t exist. I finally thought I may have found a series of books that I can share with my children that is positive and features characters like them, but to no avail. Hopefully the author, David Wallace, is working on more of this series and it’s counterpart, The Invincible Fiya Fly, because it is a needed series. It’s tough to find books that feature Nubian children as the lead so this was a welcome addition to our Kindle library as would the rest of the series.
Below you will find a list of books on Amazon right now that you can buy for your children all of which feature Nubian lead characters. While the list isn’t complete, it should be enough to get you started. If you know of others, please comment with them.