Can you believe it... I'm posting two days in a row!! Since I just posted yesterday, could that really only have been yesterday (?), I had to give you the updates...
#1 Madi's thyroid is improving!!!! This make's me unbelievably happy and tremendously thankful!! It's not perfect yet, but better is good enough for today!!
#2 All three kids got great parts in Camp Rock!! Madi is Caitlyn which is who she wanted to be. Jonathan is Jason who is one of the "JoBros" (Jonas Brothers), and Jake is a Camp Rocker with lines, Camp Rocker 4 to be exact. They all had an extra rehearsal today. They are all very happy. Happy kids are a joy!
Back to Madi's thyroid, let me just say for the 100th time, our pediatrician is the greatest! She's not warm and fuzzy or anything, but she is brilliant and very knowledgeable about the common problems with western medicine. She's not your typical Dr. We've been driving the hour each way to see her for the last 11 years or so and it is totally worth it. Worth it because we only go down there twice a year anyway once for the boys well check in the fall (which actually ended up being January this year) and once in the spring for Madi's. A bonus is that in the last 11years the highway system has grown and improved, so it's not as far away as it used to be. Our doctor knows us, and we have some really good talks. I always feel good away our choices when we leave there. This brings me to a blog post I've been thinking about for a while. We are a very loyal family. This is a trait that in the past I've tended to frown upon. Not loyalty exactly but I used to think of it as lack of change or stagnation when people stuck to the the same thing all the time. For example Mike and I met at the UCONN CO-OP the campus bookstore when we were in college. We both worked there. There are people who to this day, 20 years later STILL work there! That to me seems like stagnation. Maybe, however, they are just loyal. We have lived in the same community for 12 years and have the same friends we've had since Jonathan was 3 and Madi was 1. We've added new friends of course, and an awful lot of our earliest friends have moved away (we are still friends with them though), but Jonathan has invited at least 5 of the same kids to every birthday party since his 4th. We have always homeschooled. When we find a curriculum or style we like, we generally stick to it. Things have evolved since they've gotten older, but our philosophies haven't changed. We've gone to the same dentist since we moved here, and love him. I've gone to the same dermatologist too, and love him even more. We've stayed very happily loyal to the same theatre directors since they started, four venues ago. We wouldn't dream of changing churches. We know a good thing when we see it. I used to think this kind of thing was for people who just didn't want to take the time to try something new. Now I know lack of change doesn't always mean laziness or stagnation. Maybe it means putting a lot of thought into making the right choices to begin with and continuing to be happy with them a decade later.