Tuesday, November 17, 2009

27 Days of Thankful #17

The portable DVD player and magazines...


Every mother knows these are essential to any car trip longer than an hour.

I only hook the portable DVD player up in the car for trips an hour or longer. I can't handle prolonged periods of kiddie music, and The Berenstain Bears and/or Tilly's Tutu can only be riveting for so long.

So I let Elmo or some Disney Princesses do some heavy lifting for us on longer car trips. It's a sanity saver for us all.

T and I are driving Michaela Byrd down to Richmond this morning to see a pediatric gastroenterologist. I don't expect to get many answers today. I think doctors like to get as many co-pays as possible out of you.

I suppose today's visit will go like this:

Him: Hello. Nice to meet you.
Us: (smiling)
Him: (looking at ultrasound) Why, yes, she does have gallstones.
Me: (internally) No S*&^.
Him: Well, schedule an appointment for a week from now and we can discuss this further.

Grr.....

I hope the DVD player doesn't break when I throw it at him.

Please keep us in your prayers today.

It's Day #17 of 27 Days of Thankful. Click the link to find out what's going on here every day in November until Thanksgiving Day.

Today, I am thankful for distractions on car trips that keep us all sane. (Except for T...as Designated Driver, he is expected to keep his eyes on the road at all times!)

{What are you thankful for today?}
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12 comments:

  1. my thoughts are with you!

    I don't know what we would do without the DVD player in the car, we've even gone so far as buy a new movie for very long car rides, to really keep them quiet!

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  2. Good luck with everything today!!

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  3. Good luck today!

    I would be lost without our DVD player in the car, I don't think I would ever take my kids anywhere without it! It saves them from ME!

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  4. I have had TONS of doctors do that/say that, all for that minimal co-pay.. I hope they find something out! We're thinking of you and praying for you!
    -bry & mark

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  5. hope everything turns out ok!
    those are must haves for our trips too!

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  6. I hope that your trip today was worth the drive and that you actually got some valuable information. Let us know what you found out.

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  7. Praying for your precious baby girl...and the doctor for when you throw that dvd player at him!!!

    Love you
    ~Amanda

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  8. I will be praying for you and your family. I hope everything is OK!

    Thanks so much for hosting this 27 Days of Thanks, it has really been great for me and helped to opened my eyes to not being so negative and to stop complaining so much

    Thanks,
    Billie

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  9. Those appointments can be so frustrating!! I hope it went well!

    And yes. Amen to the dvds in the car!!

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  10. I hope it went well today!

    Today, I am thankful for my little girl who is blessing others with laughter and she doesn't even know it!

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