One Year Check Ups And Why They Suck

   
  
 
  
    
  
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       WARNING: THIS RANT MAY NOT BE SUITIBLE FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED OR THOSE WHO LACK SENSE OF HUMOR.  Check ups are obviously necessary as our children grow, but do they really have to be so frustrating? I get it, he is short, his head is small, he doesn’t weigh that much. And oh look yay they just opened up the milestone checklist, can’t wait to say  no  23 times in a row. What is the point of those charts anyways? To see if my child is behind and needs therapy? Whoa, thank you so much for figuring that out for me, I’m glad he’s been getting therapy the last 12 months simply because we thought it would be fun!  I understand that nurses are just doing their jobs when they mention Oliver’s head circumference is in the 10th percentile and I understand that they have to read off each milestone on that chart normally, but if you couldn’t tell, we aren’t normal. I know you think that this list helps us determine where our children are at almighty nurse lady but since the giant bolded letters in my sons chart say  Down syndrome  do you think you could, I don’t know, use your instincts on the whole:    Is he walking yet?        Feeding himself?     Had his first Supreme Court trial as one of the hottest up and coming lawyers in the country?     Saying mama?   And realize that he isn’t doing  any  of those things yet, espeically since the last time you asked and he wasn’t even crawling yet. Which he still isn’t doing by the way, don’t forget to check the  no  box for that one too.  Sigh.

 

WARNING: THIS RANT MAY NOT BE SUITIBLE FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED OR THOSE WHO LACK SENSE OF HUMOR.

Check ups are obviously necessary as our children grow, but do they really have to be so frustrating? I get it, he is short, his head is small, he doesn’t weigh that much. And oh look yay they just opened up the milestone checklist, can’t wait to say no 23 times in a row. What is the point of those charts anyways? To see if my child is behind and needs therapy? Whoa, thank you so much for figuring that out for me, I’m glad he’s been getting therapy the last 12 months simply because we thought it would be fun!

I understand that nurses are just doing their jobs when they mention Oliver’s head circumference is in the 10th percentile and I understand that they have to read off each milestone on that chart normally, but if you couldn’t tell, we aren’t normal. I know you think that this list helps us determine where our children are at almighty nurse lady but since the giant bolded letters in my sons chart say Down syndrome do you think you could, I don’t know, use your instincts on the whole:

 Is he walking yet?  

Feeding himself?

Had his first Supreme Court trial as one of the hottest up and coming lawyers in the country?

Saying mama?

And realize that he isn’t doing any of those things yet, espeically since the last time you asked and he wasn’t even crawling yet. Which he still isn’t doing by the way, don’t forget to check the no box for that one too.

Sigh.