Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thank You, Jack Brown

I thought today was the 17th of February because I missed yesterday. It flew by in half a flash. I missed my littlest sister's birthday and because I hardly know her I don't even know how to apologize.

I missed Annika's 13th month birthday and what kind of mother does such a thing? She is now 13 months old. She still doesn't talk much but is picking up signing really quickly. It would be even faster if my sign language consisted of more than 10 words. But she uses those words all the time correctly. She says, ma ma, dog, da, da, Ali, Ashling (something like that,) ball, ba ba, and not much more. She signs, more, please, eat, drink, and sleep (yes this is my favorite one.) She walks and runs all over the house and has an obsession with her shoes (her aunt Melissa would be so proud.

Today Annika went to the doctor and she has an ear infection. That explains the 4 hours of missed sleep we experienced last night. I am glad for an explanation this time. The doctor was wonderful. He always is but he out did himself this time. Instead of rushing in to diagnose what I am sure was his 6th ear infection of the day he walked in slowly and said hi. He took his time to get to know her before he touched her and he got her to laugh as he examined her. She smiled and considered herself lucky to go to the doctor today especially when he gave her a sucker.

I then went to Stater Brothers to pick up my prescription. After I dropped it off I walked around the store and bought things I needed. I helped myself to some delicious cookies in the bakery and then went to pick up the prescription. Imagine my surprise when I found out that my antibiotic was free! FREE! I have never actually been to the store and been given something I needed for free. At least not without a coupon. When I asked who paid for it they said Jack Brown and so I am saying thank you to Stater Brothers and Jack Brown.


Stacey and Tony said...

awesome. I love free.