Monday, September 24, 2007

Great Compliment....Some Things Just Aren't Right...

Thank you all who prayed for Luke. He's feeling great today. So great, he got to go to big boy school since he was fever-free. Today, his teacher paid him a great compliment. She pulled me aside when I picked him up and said, "He has got the best manners." She elaborated with, "Every time we give him a snack he says, 'OHHHHH Thank you'!'" I was so proud of him. I remember one time my mom told me that I was a very thankful, appreciative child. In fact, she said that people in public places would comment on my manners. She recounted how proud she was of ME for saying please and thank-you. What a joy that is as a parent to see the fruits of your labor. A compliment is the highest form of flattery, to a job that often goes without recognition. So, Mom I know what you felt like now. It's a great feeling....

And....I digress to the 'Some Things Just Aren't Right' portion of today's blog. While Luke was in school I visited my favorite thrift store for 2 hours UNINTERRUPTED. I perused the aisles in peace without hearing, "I want this, I want that!" It was really nice. But, one thing that really disturbed me was an item I found hanging on the pegboard. The pegboard w/it's shiny metal hooks usually houses what-nots/items for resale that have been bagged up w/like items... i.e. hotel lotion and shampoo/conditioner samples, hair clips/scrunci's/barrettes, wallpaper borders, child-proofing fixtures, unused thank you cards/stationary....you catch my drift....
Today I found..............get ready.....A RECTAL THERMOMETER.

Okay, people if you have to purchase your rectal thermometer at a RESALE shop you must really be hurting...

I'll leave you w/that nice image this evening.

Heather

3 comments:

Kirtus and Dana said...

Hey girl, I know those doctors think us mothers are paranoid. But, it is always better to be safe than sorry. A mother knows their own child better than any doctor. ;) I always remember my mother when she took my brother who was deathly ill and the doctors laughing at her. She had to force them to take blood and they almost passed out with what they found. So....let me tell ya. Stick to your guns!!! I'm glad to hear he is feeling better. I know those coughs sound so bad. GL and Morgie had them for 2 weeks and they are finally gone. uggg!!!

Blueeyes said...

Praise God Luke is getting better!

Thanks for the not-so-pleasant visual of the therm. Yuk!

Jim & Jami said...

Well Thanks Heather, Yea for that icky information! :(