Wednesday, March 22, 2006

So, this AM I called the Dr. office to tell them how I had reacted to a RX for possible arthritis and oh by the way I've had a headache for 10 days. After further questioning I was told to go to the ER .....right away! The nurse said and I quote, "you are showing signs of a bleed and need to have an MRI done ASAP".

Now here's the thing, recently someone I know had a cousin, who while on the phone with her, suffered a brain aneurysm and died. So, I've been flirting with the fear of this for a month or so already. I get off the phone from the nurse and I seriously didn't know what to do for a minute. Then I picked up the phone called Chris and started doing what needed to be done.

So, yada, yada, yada I had a CAT Scan and everything looks clear. I have to see my Doc in a week and I guess then if I still have this headache he may order the MRI.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Update on library book.....

Parker's teacher looked the book over today and noticed it was marked 9.0 as a 9th grade level book. He's only supposed to pick ones marked 7.4 and under. So, he has decided that he probably shouldn't read it. But who's to say he couldn't pick one up marked 7.4 and it have iffy content. The Teacher apologized saying the librarian is usually on top of these things but must have missed this one. OOPS!

Last night it came up what library book he had picked at school. He usually doesn't bring these books home. He reads them at school. But he mentioned it because he had been asking us some questions concerning WWI and WWII. We had watched the movie "Valiant". So, our nine year old son had picked a book on POW's. Chris and I both had red flags go up. We are very protective parents, some say over protective. We talked to him about our concerns and he assured us he was old enough and mature enough for a book like this. We suggested he bring the book home so we could look at it and decide if he should be reading it. He got a little upset. I guess we, according to him, should trust him in knowing if it's okay or not. So, now he's bringing the book home. Chris went ahead and called his teacher last night. She didn't seemed too concerned but did admit that because of his reading level he has access to books that might not be right for his maturity level. She said she would look at it and make sure he brought it home with him.

So, my question is... When is it okay to let him see and read this kind of stuff? Is there ever a right time to enlighten ones child to torture and evil?

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Gabe's Pirate Party...................

Well, since it’s almost been a month since Gabe’s Birthday, I thought I should post some pics of his party. We played pirate games such as: Walk the plank, X marks the spot and Dig for the treasure. Fun was had by all.

One Happy Pirate!


The Map boys

The cake