Wednesday, April 13, 2011
INTRODUCING RYAN AND ZACK
This is our grandson Ryan with our "computerized" great-grandson Zack. This weekend they both visited and we got to watch this interesting class project unfold. Zack cries loudly when he needs anything and Ryan has to quickly respond. First Ryan identifies himself to the infant by swiping an ID bracelet across the chest (called chiming in). This is to prevent someone else from taking over care of the baby. Next Ryan goes about determining why the baby is crying. It will either need feeding, burping, rocking, or changing. If the baby is tampered with or shaken, etc. Ryan will fail the test. I can tell you that the temptation to throw the fake baby across the room was great, not only for Ryan, but for this pretend great-grandmother:) My son had this same type test when he was in high school only his fake baby was an egg. It was his responsibility to take the egg with him everywhere and keep from breaking it. I'm pretty sure he put the egg away in a safe place and returned it the following Monday, safe and sound. These days of computerized infants will not allow "putting baby in the corner"
Ryan's grade for the project was 98. He forgot the "chime in" the very first time and that was all he missed. Way to go Ryan!
f.y.i. 30 lbs! Thirty pounds! thirty lbs! 3-0 pounds. I have now lost 30 pounds on the Alli Plan. WhooHoo!