The burden of motherhood

Must… Finish…. Thank-you… Notes…


Miss Manners needs to leave me alone! Would the world really end if people stopped sending thank you notes for every little thing?

Actually, I don’t really mind sending them out. It’s just time-consuming. I’m one of those people who can never just send out a card that says, ‘Thanks!’ on the outside and sign our names on the inside. I always have to include a personal note on the inside. And it has to be witty. And it has to fill the inside of the card. And I like to include a photo. Just ask Tim how long it takes me to get through our Christmas cards. Weeks.

I bring this all on myself, I realize, but it’s part of who I am. I am not a generic card sender. Sorry.

So I’ll stop complaining now. And get back to the thank-you card writing. Six down, 12 to go!

Oh! I bet you’re wondering how Auggie’s doctor appointment went today!

Well, here are the vital stats:

Height: 30.5 inches (70 percentile)

Weight: 23 lbs, 2 oz. (75 percentile)

Head circumference: 48 cm (75 percentile)

That’s my boy! Growing like a weed!

He also got both the MMR and the chickenpox vaccine. We (me and the doc) discussed the risks and research about both and she gave me this handout on vaccines and reassured me that they were safe, etc. Basically, I have no qualms at this point. He took the shots like a champ and seems to have had no negative effects at this point. Yay!