Thursday, April 27, 2006

2006, 04/27 - SPRING!

Stop looking at me like that! It's SPRING! Who wants to be stuck indoors blogging? Or even READING blogs? Go outside and fall in love with something!

Mas Que Nada - as performed by Roberto Gonçalves

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

2006, 04/11 - Apples

Mama: Well, if you don't do it, I'm gonna drink all this milk; how do ya like them apples?
Munchkin: What apples?
Mama: It's an expression.
Munchkin: I like apples!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

2006, 04/04 - Music

Munchkin & Mama Overwhelmingly Approve:
Djobi Djoba - The Gipsy Kings

Monday, April 03, 2006

2006, 04/03 - Doctors

  1. Oh, man! I'm hungry! Why did I let that munchkin have my breakfast?!
  2. Yesterday, I found a tiny sampler bottle of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Wash in the medicine cabinet. As I recall, it was one of many items in our "goodie bag" from the hospital--along with some formula, which--okay, don't even get me started. Anyway, I remember the first week we had Munchkin home, and we were wondering when we needed to start washing her... The Baby Wash bottle didn't have any instructions on it, so I remember thinking, "Ok, is this soap that you rinse off, or is this some kind of baby astringent?" And I was very disappointed with the answer. Soap. Borrrrinnnng!
  3. Munchkin had a sinus infection last month. And that was bad enough, but then just a week after she had finally recovered, she landed a whole new illness--this one with muscle aches, tummy ache, sore throat, congested cough, high fever. She didn't go to the doc for the sinus infection, but I took her in immediately for this thing, because I was thinking it might be Walking Pneumonia. She tested negative for Strep, so the doctor said it's "just some virus" (Wow, thanks, Doc!) and prescribed a precautionary antibiotic. (Now, I am majorly anti-medication and especially anti-antibiotics, but Munchkin's been sick for too long, and, for some reason, she just won't eat raw garlic.) So it's yummy strawberry-flavored Amoxicillin, which, I have discovered, is the SAME DAMN THING they prescribe for STREP. Why the phuck do we even test for strep if we're just gonna... I mean why even make this stuff prescription... I mean it's just... GAHHHH!
  4. I've been two parts fortunate, half-a-part smart, and another half-a-part cautious: Munchkin almost never gets sick. She's had exactly three unwell doctor visits in her five years of life--and two of those were only since she started preschool this past fall. She's been on antibiotics three times now. The first time as a fetus when my stupid doctor put me on antibiotics for a UTI which turned out to actually be an allergic reaction to a new detergent (oh, THAT'S why the UTI tests were all negative! Huh!); the second time this past fall for a possible UTI, which turned out not to be one; and then now for "just some virus".
  5. This is the last time. No more doctor visits and no more antibiotics. Both these last two visits were me being paranoid because I've had such great luck with Munchkin's health that I figured our winning streak must be about over. Well, it's not. My kid is healthy, and doctors suck.
  6. Except for dentists. It's definitely time for us to schedule another one of those visits.