Perhaps he would have preferred getting tetanus or diptheria?
Oscar had his 2 month appointment today (a few days late) and weighed in at a whopping 14 lbs 1 oz. Sheesh! I thought he was getting heavy. He also got 3 shots, an oral vaccine and a dose of Tylenol. Then he went to sleep but I'm thinking it'll be all Moby wrap all day to keep him semi peaceful. He settled down pretty quick after this photo.
Mr. H and I are both pro-vaccine and, to be honest, can't quite figure out the anti-vaccine crowd. Vaccines don't cause autism, folks! Oscar's nurse said they have several patients' parents who decline or modify vaccine schedules which they (the doctors) find annoying. If you want to read something totally unrelated to vaccines but that will make you think they're a good thing, try At Home by Bill Bryson. Chapter 16 has a piece on smallpox and let's all be glad that's one disease we don't need to worry about!
And, speaking of reading, At Home is counting as my non-fiction book for the library summer reading bingo game. For the second year in a row, Biscuit is playing for blackout but is losing steam. Yesterday I was picking up some books on hold and I decided what the heck, game ON. I am going to whip her at summer reading and get to blackout first. Yes, they do have an adult version of the program so I'm not going to whip through Mr. Popper's Penguins and call it a day.
I put a good dent in her commanding lead with simple ones like: download the library app (done by Mr. H, iPhone haver), subscribe to booklist, check out language database, read to someone else, etc etc.
Today I am dying wool yarn with instructions from a very cool book I happened to spot while looking for something else entirely: The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes by local(ish) author Sasha Duerr. Blackberry dye in the works (both fruits and leaves in separate pots). I'll report back.
So, while Biscuit is on a Fancy Nancy and Amelia Bedelia kick, I seem to be into YA Fantasy (one of which I am totally counting as Science Fiction even though it's not entirely accurate...). I need quick reads if I'm going to win. Anyone want to recommend a mystery? And is Little Bee any good? My mom didn't seem to think so but I requested the Play Away (one bingo square) and if I listen I can attend the audiobook book club later this month (another square). That seemed more realistic than reading Alexandria by tomorrow evening's historical fiction book club meeting :) What about a short, readable "classic"? I was thinking Little Women or Jane Eyre. Got 'em both free on Kindle but I'm open to ideas. I've got a few graphic novels requested thanks to recommendations in this post by Melissa Wiley. And I'm reading Little Audrey, a super short book suggested by a friendly librarian who saw my stack and realized I'm totally cool with reading children's books. And if I can read all that before Biscuit finishes Mr. Popper's Penguins and listens to an audio book I should be all set. Right.... I'd better go read.