Okay, enough of the nasty medical "stuff." Have you ever spent all day at the doctor's office with your child? You know, the appointment is at 10:00 and you have to wait an hour and a half. Then you're moved into a room where you wait another twenty minutes. Then you have one on one time with the doctor. Then you have to have some sort of blood test ... which means you wait at the lab for another twenty minutes. Then you have a prescription to fill ... another half an hour. So, what started as a simple 10:00 appointment that you thought you'd be finished with in time for a McDonald's Happy Meal, ends up an all day affair. You're tired, your child is whiny, and everyone is hungry! Well, that seems to characterize our last few weeks! We've been tired and whiny -um, not hungry though. If you squeeze one of my kids too hard, a chicken nugget is likely to pop out!
What has been the cure for our blues? Well, if you have to be away from home for the summer, then Baltimore is the place to be. In his wheelchair, Ethan has toured the city. Did I mention the fact that everything in Washington D.C - all the monuments, museums, the zoo -is free? Now, that suits our budget! (Side note: the zoo if free; parking, however, cost us $25 dollars! what highway robbery in our Nation's Capitol?!) Did I also mention that when your child has had major surgery, the visiting grandparents are putty in his hands? Hence, we've gotten to see and do some pretty great stuff!
If your child has an upcoming surgery --or if you love Ethan and are hoping that all of his days are not spent just in physical therapy or being x-rayed and cultured --take heart. The following pictures should uplift your spirits! Also note: if you visit us, you will probably make your way into the blog!