Like this morning, when I took Caroline to the doctor. How is that related? Well, that's the thing I hadn't done. It's been since February that she has seen a doctor. That means she is way behind on her vaccinations, and she's supposed to start Sonshine School in two weeks. That's no good because she's going to be surrounded by other kids and other kids germs and their sibling's germs... so I sucked it up and called the new doctor's office.
That was actually part of the problem- we had to get a new doctor. Our Insurance changed for the 2nd year in a row and our pediatrician no longer took our insurance. I was overwhelmed, embarrassed, and really worn out. So I just let it go.
No one got really sick in the mean time, so it didn't seem like a pressing issue. And I let it go.
I was worried that the doctor, or nurses would give us a hard time for the lapse in care. I thought up a short speech to use in case I needed to tell them to mind their own business. I reminded myself that I am an adult and I am responsible for the time lapse, but I don't have to take a lecture.
You know what? They weren't that worried about it. She should be completely caught up on her shots by 18 months (that's only 3 months from now) and The doctor was great. Very friendly and laid back. It was nice to find a doctor that I feel like will listen to me and trust my instincts.
So what's on the calendar for the week? If you pop over to I am Momma you can see her whole post- including the super-cute video that she had made of her boys. Here's the short version:
Anyhow, this week's challenge is to spread good, uplifting messages. Let me clarify.
Have you ever read something or seen something that really meant a lot to you and you wanted to share it with others? Maybe it was a quote or a book or a movie.
I'll be working on a post for that.