Pictures are coming!
Well last week was quite busy. Rauan got terribly sick. We thought he had recovered and he went to stay with my mom for a couple of days--but then when I picked him up on Thursday, feverish again and pretty worn out. Off to urgent care, where I'm sorry, but I dealt with a bitch of a doctor. First of all, I'm not stupid---of course I didn't send him to school. Second off all, he was looking alot better on Tuesday that's why I wasn't concerned. He has a history of doing 2 days of high fevers with vomiting and then he's better. He did that a couple of times this past winter. She kept saying swine flu, but wouldn't take the test--and she wasn't going to do a chest xray until I insisted. Guess what? Pneumonia. Stick that in your ear doctor that should know better and needs to learn to listen to the parents. As I have said before--obviously she didn't train at MY hospital because she would have known better!
Ok off that rant. With some zithromax on board--plus the lecture from my husband and my mom that we NEEDED to get away, we left on Friday for Door County. Yes--we kept Rauan lying low. Amazingly enough--no more fevers. We meet up with friends and played with the horses and out on Whitefish Dunes beach. Chewie rode a horse for the first time! Came home Sunday and they played their last soccer game. Rauan played just a little bit. Monday was the first swimming lesson. Just Julia and Chewie. Rauan didn't want swimming lessons--so why force the issue. Speaking of forcing the issue--Julia absolutely is refusing to take skating lessons this summer. She just doesn't want to. So, I just ate $100 or so, but I don't want her to feel like she missed her childhood and spent her time at an ice arena all summer long. Ted and I had quite the "discussion" (aka "fight" "disagreement" "I lectured and he listened and wasn't allowed to interrupt me"). I refuse to push any of the kids in sports--in any way shape or form. I support--and write the checks--but I won't push.
I'm so glad summer is finally here. And I already have a couple of Saturday nights set up with a babysitter. I actually get date night again!!!