I’ve started and deleted no less than 15 posts over the past two weeks. Not interesting. Stupid. Boring. Complaining. Sad. Silly. Badly written. No pictures. I’ve also not read anyone else’s blog posts during this time.
Also, I had to make a doctors appointment for my kids. They need a camp physical done before June 1st. So of course I called the doctor’s office on May 5th needing them to be seen right away. We could see our regular pediatrician as soon as July 20th. Ha! So I just told them to give us anyone with a pulse. It still took almost 30 minutes to find a slot that would work with our crazy schedule. I don’t think that receptionist likes me very much.
But my kids are healthy and camp ready and Eloise did not even flinch and refused the band-aid when she got her tetanus shot. I still remember my tetanus shot when I was 11. I cried for three days and couldn’t sit down for a week. True story I’m sure. Eloise is also nearly 4’11″ and weighs only 57 lbs. But the girl eats a lot and eats healthy and it’s just the way she is built. But the doctor still asked about her eating habits and I went on and on about the watermelon and strawberries that she eats. She is probably my pickiest eater – but she’s still a good eater, and you can ask my kids and they will complain to you in earnest about how I don’t buy junk food. We don’t have chips or ice cream or cookies or pop in our home, but we do go out for treats now and then. Now, we are also not organic/carob chip eaters either. I mean I will never forget the one time I went to a friend’s house that was au natural and I was offered a snack of carob chips – that I thought were chocolate chips – and I actually spit them out. We are no longer friends.
Anyway, we eat a balanced diet of allthethings and the doctor seemed happy that Eloise, while thin, is healthy. Until last night when I took the girls to a play and we ran into that doctor. My girls were sitting eating a treat of potato chips, cookies and juice boxes when the doctor walked by. She surveyed the scene and just politely said “hello” and kept on walking. And now we need to find another new pediatrician. This is a bummer as the wait for an appointment with a good doctor is months long.
Also, gas is now $4.49 a gallon, so I need to get the trailer hooked up to my bike as it looks like Astrid and I will be trying to be ‘car free’ as much as possible.
Also, Astrid only has four more days of school. I may never have time to blog again.
In other news, my kids bought me an iPhone 5 for Mother’s Day. I promptly broke it within hours. It shattered. Like shattered. Saddest present ever. So I had to spend $279 to replace my Mother’s Day present because while I live with a lot of mom guilt – that was a bit of guilt that I could not ever live with. And I spent $40 on a case. Most expensive Mother’s Day ever.
Also, I need to tell you about my cat’s tooth fiasco. Do you think I can dedicate a whole post to brushing cat teeth – or would that be boring?