If you could be a shape, what shape would you be? I would be an inverted triangle. Gwen is a square. Not that she’s shaped like one necessarily. If anything she is shaped like a tall, skinny rectangle.
I took her to the doctor today for her well child checkup. She weighs 46 lbs. and is 46” tall. Square.
She’s not quite 4 ft. tall yet. I thought she was. Apparently she’s only 3’10”. I give it a month. Maybe that’s too generous since she only grew 3 inches last year. Gavin is always hungry and is never satisfied. Heaven help me since he’s only 9! It seems like all signs are pointing to my kids growing like weeds. So it’s a little weird to see that Gwen only grew 3 inches and gained 5 lbs. since last year.
The appointment was super fast. I was expecting so much more considering the school expects this particular appointment in order to allow her to be in their classrooms. But she passed all the questions the doctor asked her. Her immunizations are up to date and she doesn’t need any shots until she’s 11, except for flu vaccines.
The doctor gave me a subtle hard time about not getting my kids a flu vaccine. Nobody was born in October! If I don’t have to take anyone to the doctor I’m not going to. Besides that, whenever I did get my kids a flu vaccine they got the flu. When I don’t they’re fine. So whatever. I don’t think a flu vaccine protects against the stomach virus we all experienced this year.
What really surprises me is they didn’t even have her pee in a cup. I told her not to go before we left because they would probably have her go there. But no. I’m not sure what they screen for in children’s urine but I thought that was standard procedure to qualify for kindergarten. That and shoving needles full of stuff into the kid’s arms.
The doctor signed the school’s form and recommended her for kindergarten in the fall. He also attached a report of her immunizations, which I thought was a nice touch. I hate making copies.
Next month we’ll get the dentist to sign the form saying her teeth are fine and won’t interfere with her academics. I guess we’re good to go. Watch out kindergarten! Here comes Gwen! The doctor kept saying how smart she is. I think so too. She’s great.
Yesterday she said: I’m calling the lying police … Hello, police? There’s a boy lying!
Oh this girl cracks us up.