Monday, January 7

possible explanation

So I took Bumper for her two year check-up today.

Admitting that we didn't get around to doing this until three months after the fact, is the sort of thing that can be safely said outloud around you folks.

Why? Because I know for a fact that I'm not the only one who can't schedule an appointment on time.

Each time I read an admission by a fellow blogger that confirms a bit o' slacker in them (which is nothing like having a bit o'Irish in them - trust me, I know and you can take that for whatever you want) - well, all these small confessions confirm kindred spirits exist everywhere. It's nice to know that perfection in parenting is impossible to attain. Heck, even excellent job well done is a hard one to achieve so why put the pressure on to get it all right. Do the important stuff right and the kid will be a-okay.

But back to the doctor visit, I've got a question: When someone uses the term two-year check up, the "two-year" part is just a guideline, right? There has to be something like 12-months of leeway, right? It's not like she gonna blow up if I don't have her serviced on time (right? RIGHT?).

Well I guess she ain't gonna blow up because according to the card-carrying member* of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons we saw today, Bumper is completely and overwhelmingly hitting her milestones and has officially been declared two. Her plaque and letter of certification should be in the mail by end of business today.

Wait a sec.

I assumed the doctor had a card proving doctorness- should I have asked? Is it like the police where you should always ask for ID. Like I'd know a real from a fake. OMG - for all I know those papers on the doc's wall could be certifications for shoe repair. Oh sweet juju, could our doctor be Dr. Nick Riveria? Nah, she doesn't have a beard.

Anyhow, beside the blind trust of actual credentials, we are happy and relieved that Bumper can finally be called two and we've have the paperwork to back it up.

Oh, and I think I've figured out what might be influencing Bumper of late. This little ditty somehow made it into her playlist.

This explains so much.


metro mama said...

I left alone
My mind was blank
I needed time to think
to get the memories from my mind.

And you thought Dora was catchy...

Kyla said...

Hahaha! Yup, that could be it.

KayTar is especially fond of Guitar Hero and will come up to me and say, "Mommy, how you rockin? KayTar's turn-a rock?" LOL.

NotSoSage said...

It is a human number
The number is...six hundred and sixty-six.

Rock on, Bumper.

Now don't go blaming her southpaw status on The Beast. That would be so 19th century of you.

something blue said...

You mean they are supposed to see the doctor when they turn two? Yay for Bumper for meeting all the necessary requirements.

Whit said...

A little Maiden never hurt anyone.

We are way behind on shots and check-ups. We did this with the first one too. He seems fine.

nomotherearth said...

Only two and already more cool than me...!

mothergoosemouse said...

Thanks for reminding me - I've got an annual checkup to schedule for my own little demon.

Chag said...

I always forget to make the checkup appointments. And then our doctor won't let you see him again until a year after the last one. So I figure after six or seven years, I will have missed an entire appointment. I suck.

Sugarplum's Mom said...

way to go bumper!

Sugarplum is a tiny thing and only at about 3% on the weight charts so her ped told me to bring her in right at 24 mo (this was at her 18 mo check-up) I said "Aren't I supposed to do that anyway?" she said "no, we usually see them at 27 months so that a full year has gone by for insurance purposes. Many companies after the age of 1 will only cover regular check-up's once per year so you have to make sure that a full 12 months have passed. With the peanuts I need to check their weight at the 24 month mark"

so there you have it... she will not blow up during the extra three months. :)

kittenpie said...

LOL at Sage.
Congrats on making the cut, Bump.

mm said...

A pedia what?
Don't even have one... nary a check up since the six week visit by the midwives...
Chriropractor once in a while... she's a doctor!
Drat... I'm a bad parent now aren't I?

mamatulip said...

My dad showed up on my doorstep the other day in a Maiden sweatshirt.

We're a Maiden-friendly family...what's that skeleton's name? Eddie?

You'd blend in fine here.

Mrs. Chicky said...

I think as long as you change her oil and have her tires rotated fairly regularly that little girl will be running smoothly for a long time to come.

Oh, The Joys said...

Rooster's 2 year old check up was at 2 years and three months. Standard, dude. You're ON it.