I took all the boys for physicals yesterday.
Brain has been complaining of his left shin hurting. Clown's throat hurts, he had a wart on his finger, his legs always hurt and...I can't remember anything else. Jock's right thigh hurts and...I am sure there was something else. I just scheduled a complete work up since they have not been in a few years. Brain and Jock anyway.
So I actually scheduled all four. Princess has been sick, as I have mentioned. She is having nose bleeds a lot. We are trying to figure out if her tummy aches are from lactose intolerance or what. So about 10 minutes after I made the appointment they called back. They looked in the charts and Princess had her physical about 10 months ago, so insurance would not cover it if I brought her in for one before a year was up. They were so funny, they know Princess LOVES to go and see this woman we see. She is not a Dr. but a whatever they are. I forget what all is behind her name. I have taken the kids to her since we moved back here from SC in 2000 and they don't really remember anyone else. Especially Clown and Princess. She is the only one Princess has ever gone to and she ADORES her! So when they called back and they said to prepare her and let her know, they were all talking about how upset she will be when we get there and just her brothers get checked. They all had a chuckle talking about Princess. It is no secret how she LOVES her Dr. Appointments:)
So anyway, I let Princess know she was not getting a check-up. She was sad, but seemed to be ok with it. Once we got in there, she started telling her how this hurt and this was wrong, etc etc. L (nurse person, whatever she is called) checked her all over and was tousling her hair and grinning at me and saying how she had planned to check her out a little, just to make her feel included. She is so good about that.
So turns out, Brain and Jock both needed an ear flushed. They had wax packed in there so badly. They both needed tetanus shots. Brain needed an x-ray of his shin, Jock was prescribed PT for his hamstring and Clown had the wart frozen off. He LOVES that, it is the second time. He had one on his foot about three years ago and she let him pour the liquid nitrogen on the floor and hear the cool sound and see the cloud of it. He had told his older brothers all about it that time and was glad they were there to witness and enjoy it this time. They were very impressed and he was pleased:) They told her all about how their Science teacher last year let them dip graham crackers in liquid nitrogen and then eat them and the "smoke" comes out your nostrils and everything. They asked if they dipped their fingers in there and then smashed their fingers against something, would they shatter and shards go everywhere. LOL Kids have such fun questions all the time:)
Clown did not even cry, we were so impressed. With his other one, he went two times. About ten days apart. It had been a huge one, and needed a few times being frozen. He didn't cry the first time then, but did the second time, if I recall. This one was just the start of a teeny one and was easily taken care of. After it was burning, he was saying how it hurt a lot. She told him it is just like frostbite. He looked at me really quickly and told her his Mum has had that before, when she lived in Canada. I will have to share my frostbite story soon:) My worst one, anyway. Man, I can still feel the burn, now that I think about it. *shudder*
Brain's X-ray looked fine. She thinks it is something to do with a tendon and him growing. He is still not on the chart, but is at least slowly gaining and growing taller. He is 5 foot one and 74 lbs. Jock is 6 inches shorter and 2 lbs heavier and HE is too skinny in my opinion. So we shall see how it all goes. With Brain having constitutional growth delay, he will be a majorly late bloomer AND maybe still be growing when he is 22 or so, she said.
So they were so tough, I had to take them for a treat at McDonald's. Then we came home and Stud and I left for a date. We saw "The Illusionist" and Brain did a great job of watching everyone.
Clown said something interesting yesterday afternoon. I told him that later that night Brain was going to be babysitting and Daddy and I were going out. He said something about we seem to be going out a lot lately. Then he got this look like something just dawned on him and he said "OOOoooohhhhh...I know."
I asked what he knew. He said he knows why we are going out more than usual. I asked why and he said "It is because of HER."
I wanted to see what he would say, so I asked, "Who??"
"You know, that woman at the lake. That woman Dad likes?? What is her name again...M!! Yeah! You are going out a lot because you don't want Dad to want to be with her and leave us and go to SC, right?? I am smart, aren't I???"
I find that incredibly sad, that my children have to even think this way at all. I really wish I knew what it was they witnessed between those two for them to be so convinced that their Dad and M want to be together. I called our Pastor and told him what is going on and Stud has met with him twice alone to talk. Pastor R wants me to join them now, so hopefully that will happen next week.
So have a great long weekend, everyone! We plan to clean up the yard and the house and spend some quality time with the kids. I want to have some one on one time with each kid before school starts next week!!!