I often feel so neglectful of her. I am actually thinking of looking for someone to come and do activities with her a couple of times a week to give her the 1 on 1 she sees Zach getting. Any interested parties out there?
In the meantime, I got to feel what it was like to be a normal parent again - albeit for a short time, by attending her end of dance camp impromptu recital. Of course, this is a joke, because I am quite sure I am the only one in the room who began to tear during this. Geesh. I am so overwhelmed with what she can do and who she is. I laugh, because meanwhile I cry so very little at things, that I surprise myself. I know how sad/angry/frustrated I have been - yet nothing. But observing Sophia do her thing just sets me off.
After the recital, Babcia Morphet, Sophia and I visited Friendly's as a girls outting to celebrate us Morphet women being together. First thing I noted: Sophia knew exactly how to handle the restaurant thing although we barely go out. She made appropriate requests of the waitress and didn't defer to me to handle anything. I realized that this sophistication has caught me off guard and then I reminded myself: She is almost 6!
And then there is Zach. New allergy results are in - cashews and pistachio nuts are out! We have given them to him frequently and never noticed anything, but apparently, these are out of all allergens, pretty heavy duty. Oranges and soy were up there too. Milk and egg yolks also made the list - but what didn't was gluten (wheat, barley, etc.). We are meeting with Zach's doctor in a few weeks to discuss. I am wondering if we might be able to start adding it back in to his diet this fall??
Other test results indicated an iron deficiency. The pediatrician's office called in an Rx. Then I received a call from the pharmacy stating that insurance won't cover this because it is considered a supplement. Uhh, what? There is a test, it shows a deficiency, the doctor wrote up an Rx, this is a supplement? How come my prenatal vitamins were covered?
Poor Steve. Once again, I gave him marching orders to go to HR and ask them to look into this. The response: the item is inexpensive. Huh? $11. Yup. We are quibbling over $11. $11 a month that is - making it $132 for a year. So Zach's therapy is too expensive to cover and Zach's Rx is to inexpensive to cover. Huh? Yes, I understand the concept of policy - and this insurance policy is navigated to suit someone's needs - but not ours. What have we been paying into for all these years? Again - I am confused by the prenatal vitamins being covered but not the iron. Ugghh.
If you are thinking that the picture above has some kind of special effect - I believe that special effect would be fingerprints on my lens - likely caused by a 3 or 5 year old child needing to touch things that I have told them not to. Uugghh.