Thursday, October 8, 2015

Get it together, UTC

You know what is frustrating? When you take your child to the Urgent Treatment Center because you think they have Strep Throat and you don't want to wait until the next day to start antibiotics because Strep is miserable. Turns out the child does have strep, so THANK GOODNESS You came on in, right?  But unfortunately, the UTC forgets to call in any medication before closing for the night.

They just, forgot...

Yep. That sure is annoying. Especially when you have a sick child on your hands who has a fever and a cough and can't speak because his throat hurts but you made him go to the UTC when he just wanted to sleep because WE NEED TO ADDRESS THIS NOW!  Even more annoying is that the UTC had an actual human answer the phone after hours, but that human had no contact information for anyone with the actual UTC who could help by calling in the prescription.  WHAT IS THAT ABOUT?

Anyway, Henry is sick, but getting better now that he finally has meds.  His Nana came in from Florida last night so lucky us, we have a built in baby sitter since he is out of school for a second day (DELAYED MEDICATION... I BLAME YOU, UTC!).  Still, I am fairly sure Henry and his Nana are happy to have the extra time together.

In other (happier) news, I got the new Harry Potter book in the mail yesterday which is for me Henry for Christmas.  Guys, this thing is so amazing! I was hoping the color pictures would be nice, but I had NO IDEA.  It is beautiful, and absolutely the perfect version of the book for a kid Henry's age.  I cannot wait to start reading it with him!


Monday, October 5, 2015

Fall Ball is in the books

And just like that, we are done with fall ball!
It's a fast a furious month of October, and then it's done.
It cracks me up how tall Nick looks in this picture!

Anyway, we are done. Happy to have a little more free time on our hands, but also sorta looking forward to spring.


Thursday, October 1, 2015


I open up the Huffington Post and see there was a mass shooting that happened today.


And again and again and again.

There have been 45 school shootings in the last year in the United States.

There are over 33,000 gun related deaths each year. THIRTY THREE THOUSAND.

A few days ago a man saw a carjack happening and decided to intervene. He got out his weapon and fired at the carjacker, striking the victim in the head by mistake.

 Guns don't kill people, people kill people, right?

Give you a gun and you will protect the world, right?

I am so angry for these grieving families.  I am full of rage that again, AGAIN, we are standing here in the land of the free and the home of the brave, in the "greatest country in the world" shaking our heads as if there is nothing we can do.

There is so much we can do.  And people need to understand that while guns may not kill people, they sure as hell make it a lot easier. That while you may think you will pull out your legally concealed weapon and be the hero, that again and again that is NOT what happens.  Ever.  And it isn't because there aren't enough guns.

We need to understand that this does not happen everywhere. In fact, it doesn't happen ANYWHERE else in the developed world.  And yes, they likely have better mental health services, but what they definitely have is stricter gun laws. 

This only happens here.  America the Great. The land where we have to be afraid to send our kids to school because where will this happen next?

At least ten families have been shattered today.  Ten families have lost a beloved member because someone brought a gun to a college campus.  When are we going to say enough is enough?