As i mentioned last week we had a letter come through for Harry's 30 month check up (hes actually 31 months but who's arguing)
on Tuesday we headed to the new Dr's building and waiting, they were running behind, whats new there? so after a 30min wait we got called through by one of those really fake smiley ladies. I'm not sure what her exact title was, id never seen her at the Dr's before.
I handed over Harry's questionnaire id been asked to fill in and harry clung to me for dear life. They asked him if he would like to play with the toys on the floor while they 'talked to mommy' harry said 'NO!' cant say i blame him really, we warn our kids to not speak to strangers then when we go these appointments there expected to preform like circus animals. After a few minutes and them moving the toys closer for him he started building towers with the megablox.
The lady, still fake smiling and all tilty heady, you no those aggravating types? went through the questionnaire and scored Harry, he scored above average on all sections. She then asked questions like 'have you got his name down for a nursery?' - yes since hes been born, comes with the territory when your mom and sister both work at a school!
Then she asked me 'do you take him to sure start stay and play?' my reply NO! the head titled more and she said, very annoyingly 'maybe that's something you may want to think about' - my reply was 'No thank you!' her face looked shocked, 'but why?' i went on to say, 'please don't think I'm a snob, but the people at the local surestart are not the type of people i want to be sitting in a room with, if i wanted to deal with people like them id go back to school with the bitching and the little cliques' oh no that's fine she said, i understand. I just smiled thinking, I no its bloody fine, hes my child, il choose the situations i want to put him in and take him too! I went on to say i take him to soft play, at places of my own choosing and he integrates with other children both his age, younger and older so i don't see a problem and what benefit stay and play would offer him.
Asking about his diet and eating, i was honest and said he hardly eats anything and turns his nose up at most things, but i wasnt worried as i new it was his age. She said this was fine and normal at his age for his eating to change and he will go back to eating things and trying things again, as long as hes drinking and has the option of the food there he will be ok and eat when hes hungry and wants to. I said i new this as that's what my mom said, il always go with my moms advise over anyone elses :)
She then asked about his eyes, i explained how he was under a hospital consultant (its in his notes, grr why don't they read things?) and she said again that that was 'fine' how many times was she gonna say fine? I said to her that hes not very trusting of Dr's or any hospital or medical type of environment as hes been in and out of hospitals to appointments since hes been born, being pulled all angles and poked and prodded with his poorly eyes, hes had enough of being messed about, so now when hes in that type of environment he automatically thinks its for his eyes and its going to be more pokes and prods :(
A few more questions asking if he sleeps OK, if hes had all his jabs, and if i had any worries etc. She then said it was time to weight him and check his height. Harry did not trust her at all as when she said 'shall we see how big you are' he replied 'no, byee' waved and went to the door, after a few more times of asking him and me asking him he said no and that was it, AGAIN she said it was fine and she would make a note in his red book what she wrote was 'refused to be weighed and measured' made me laugh when i read it, don't no why.
She did however make a lovely comment on how hes advanced for his years with his number skills and hand eye coordination skills and that i was doing a brilliant job with him!
VERY PROUD MOMMY MOMENT!!
She said that there would be no more check ups at all now, every town apparently has a different way of doing things, some have every 6 months check ups, ours had 6 months, 12 months and 30 months and that's it. I'm glad, hate being 'checked on' especially by someone who (generally) don't have there own children, yet can make assessments and judgements on yours? my mom hates any type of these appointments and told me not to go as there a waste of time, i quite agree, but if i hadn't of gone, i would of be hounded by phone calls and maybe even them just turning up at my house, so i just went for them to check us of there list really.
Then as we were going Harry picked up the box of crayons and said 'byee' i think he though they were a prize for having his check up. I managed to get them out of his vice like grip without too much of a fuss and off we trotted home, me proud as punch him not a care in the world :)
|with his pumpkin doughnut :)|