Dr. Black: Is Evan walking?
Me: No, cruising around furniture, but not walking.
DB: How about talking, saying mama or dada?
DB: Well, some kids walk and some kids talk…..
But I guess yours isn’t really doing either is he? *chuckle
(Starts to move Evan, so I try to hand him over)
DB: Oh, sorry, I just wanted him to lay down, sometimes I forget when I’m talking that I haven’t told people what I want them to do. My wife tells me all the time I need to work on my communication. Sometimes it’s easier to just do it yourself then try to explain it. If you don’t know what I mean, give it 15 years and then you will.
DB: Like with the bed. I want to just take over bed making every day. My wife has blankets that are too small for the bed. So every morning she goes through quite the ordeal trying to make the bed. I want to tell her every morning to just buy bigger blankets!
And she has to make the hospital corners; you see her mother was a nurse, so she was taught to make hospital corners.
And we fight all the time about which way the pillowcase is supposed to face. She thinks the opening should go out and I tell her that it should go in. I ask her if she’s ever gone to a hotel…the nice seam is always out.
That sounds like we always go to swanky hotels…but you know, even if you do, you lay down in your $400 dollar a night room in Chicago where the mattress is decent and the sweets aren’t that bad, but all you can think about it how your mattress and sheets at home are better than this.
I spent a night in a hotel in Ephraim to visit my brother, and I’m pretty sure the sheets were made of burlap! They must have been 50-thread count. I had rough spots on my knees in the morning from moving in the bed!
M: wow, that sounds uncomfortable (Or any other statement of that sort)
DB: But even that hotel doesn’t compare with European hotels. Their standard is different from ours. Our son went on a mission to Paris so two years ago we went over to pick him up. He picked out all the hotels and told us how great they were. They were upgraded campers. *chuckle....I kid you not, they had a clip on the bathroom door to keep it closed. And you couldn’t get to the bathroom with the bed down, that’s how cramped they were.
M: That is cramped. I’ve heard that about the hotels in Europe.
DB: We mostly just slept there, that’s all we really needed anyway. I think it was originally used to house the Nazi’s years ago, but I could be wrong.
(This part gets a little hazy for me…I’m really not quite sure how we got here….)
DB: We went to a bunker outside of Normandy and I wanted to talk a picture, but then I noticed two French women sunbath topless on the concrete bunker. That’s when I knew I wasn’t in Utah anymore. *chuckle I decided not to take the picture after all……sigh.
DB: So, Evan is looking good.
And there you have it folks. That is a typical appointment with Dr. Black. After his monologue he asks if I have any questions, and he does answer them…so I don’t feel completely ignored. But, we went from questions about my son, to topless sunbathing in Normandy in minutes!
He then went over Evan’s stats with me, which are:
Height: 30 inches (50%)
Weight 19 lbs 12 oz (5%)
Head circumference: 45 cm (25%)
The nurse had written on the papers that Evan’s 19 lbs was in the 65%. Yeah, that’s right, he jumped from 10th to 65th while only gaining 3 lbs! I knew it wasn’t right, but I also knew I could just look it up at home. Which I did. (Hence the 5% which is more consistent for my son).