We had our big visit at the doctor Monday. Sierra and Secora checked out fine. For the very first time in my life, I listened to a doctor give true informed consent about vaccines without me asking anything. Benefits, risks, side effects...actual information. And then (shocking, I tell you!) she asked us which ones we wanted done. I think the pediatrician group in Texas we were using (who were great at illness, but irked me at almost every well child visit) would've called this little exchange complete heresy. But then, they're the same people that still asked me "vaginal or cesarean birth?" immediately after I told them Sedona was born at home.
My visit was also productive. After
But the highlight of the day was drama class. The local community theater does a "youth theater school" each semester and we got Sierra signed up. The youngest group is just kids in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. We weren't really sure what to expect, especially because the class takes place on the stage and parents are welcome to be in the lobby, but asked not to be in there with the kids. Sierra only took about 10 minutes to warm up. They were definitely her kind of people, a group of hyper, outgoing, dramatic little girls. She came home talking about how fun it is and how she wants to go every day and how she gets to be in a real performance (they put on a play at the end, there are also groups with older kids, they combine everyone for the play). It seems they do a little script acting, a little set design, a little improvisation, and just get a general introduction to theater. She was all excited to tell us about how there are lots of clothes and make up and a big mirror back stage. I also overheard her telling Sedona, "I'm an ACTRESS". That she is. We've finally got a good outlet for the drama....may she leave it on the stage and stop bringing it home with her!!