Okay, okay! I know I haven't blogged in a long time, but you know how it is. Life just got in the way...like it always manages to do.
With that said, here's a little catch up.
Sara is doing great! She's the most advanced student in her class academically, and she is as healthy as she's ever been...except for a cavity. Oops, guess I need to be more forceful in demanding to help her brush her teeth. She doesn't want help brushing her teeth, and so I decided not to fight it. I stood there and directed, but was forbidden to touch the toothbrush itself, and I figured that some brushing was better than no brushing. Guess I was wrong!
So today I have to take Sara to have her cavity filled. I honestly think this will be one of the hardest appointments for Sara. Now I know that sounds weird considering all the MRIs and other things she's done, but the difference this time is she'll be awake. This time she has to be cooperative and there will obviously be some pain involved...pain she'll remember when it's over. She hasn't been through an appointment involving pain while being awake since she was super small, but yes she's had IVs. I don't know about you, but I think a stick in the arm is far less painful than a poke in the mouth, so I expect this to be difficult. I hope I'm wrong!
And at the same time, and I know this sounds so wrong, I'm relieved that for this one time my child is going to the doctor for a normal kid thing. For once she gets to be a "normal" child and experience a perfectly normal kid thing (even if it isn't a fun one). Her NF will not play center stage just this once, and I'm so glad for her. Doctor appointments not involving her NF are pretty much non-existent, so this is a nice change...even though it is one more appointment.
But other than that "small" hurdle, we're both super excited about Christmas. We've put up our tree, decorated our house, and been reading the christmas story a lot. Santa has been super busy shopping, and is happy to say that he's already done this year...thank goodness. And it doesn't hurt to have the naughty list on your side either when certain small ones don't want to clean their room.
Overall, life is good! I have no complaints, and am continuially reminding myself how blessed I am in my life. I have much to be grateful for this year, and feel so lucky to feel so blessed and happy in my life.