Favorite Picture: Actually I don’t have a favorite picture this week. I’ve gotta up my picture taking game. I tried to get a shot at James’s baseball game the other night. Every time he’d get to third I’d creep up to the fence with my phone, hold it up, and BAM he would steal home before I got a shot. And then I’d start cheering “HOME RUN!! HOME RUN!!” and he’d look at me mortified because apparently that’s not a home run, it’s just a regular run. (And also apparently they did not go into overtime – they had an extra inning).
Favorite Quote: Mariyah had a doctors appointment the other evening, and Violet and I had the following conversation in the waiting room as she colored with crayons.
Me: Do you know what you get when you mix red and yellow?
Violet: Yes. A secondary color.
Me: Oh. My. Gosh! You are so smart! Where did you learn the word secondary color? My baby is a genius! Genius!! Now, what secondary color do you get?
Favorite Plans: We have tickets to see Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 tomorrow night. I’m pretty excited, I can’t remember the last time Rob and I saw a show together. Or even left the house for that matter. But man, the babysitter struggle is real.
Favorite Video: This one went viral a few days ago, but I think it’s worth watching if you didn’t stumble across it already. Obviously Violet didn’t have a Nanoosh, and her birth defect was missed for nearly three years. But I still related to this a lot, because when hers was finally discovered, it felt a lot like this. We are so lucky that we have health insurance, and we could afford health insurance during the worst of Violet’s problems. I literally can’t imagine where we would be without it. I think of all the sick babies we met during her hospitalizations over the last few years, and it literally makes me sick to my stomach to imagine what could happen.
The craziest thing is, if you look at what once counted as a pre-existing condition, all three of my kids have one. Violet has a congenital birth defect, James has asthma, and Mariyah (although perfectly healthy according to her pediatrician) has a higher than average BMI. So we’re 3 for 3.