Why I love Having Kids: Reason #554 - they fetch tp
Normally, we would leave the house for the Dr. office with him kicking and screaming (literally) and I would have to hold him down to put on his seat belt and then it takes a couple of people of calm him and hold him down during his shots. Last week, it was a lot easier. Last week, I didn't drag him to the car, he got in voluntarily and buckled up and casually mentioned that he didn't like shots. In fact, I had to talk to the lady about the bill (whoa! the cost of keeping your kid alive is outrageous! worth it - but outrageous) and glanced over to see him sitting in the lab patiently waiting for his shot. So I snapped this while he wasn't looking. Not even one tear was shed.
He is so scared of shots. I am talking deep, deep fear beyond any reasoning. This child gets so many wounds from rough housing with his brother and playing on his bike; wounds that would make even me cry. With the worst inflictions, he is brave, he puffs up his chest and says that he's strong like a daddy and that doesn't hurt. But a couple of little bitty shots at the Dr. and he goes berserk. But its getting better. He's getting used to it.
Chicago Style Hot Dog Night at my house. We polished off a jar of pickles. I was doing the dishes. Everyone else was off doing their own things. Except Gabriel who, when I turned back toward the table to wipe it down, I saw this.
We really polished off a jar of pickles!
Ok, so back to the subject of health care...
Do they charge so much for health care because they can? Do they do it because they know we will pay for it because we would rather be alive than broke? Are they taking advantage of the old adage: you can't put a price on life? Just mixing the antigens is $1600!!! Of course that's before the insurance pays some of it but still - its enough to make me want to move to Alaska.