Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Things I am thankful for

1. Knowledge about which local pediatric clinics have ample parking space, roomy waiting areas, and friendly, down-to-earth, and reasonably competent pediatricians

2. Standard issue health insurance that pays 70% of standard medical care

3. Registered domicile in a city that will pick up the remainder of the bill for kids under the age of 12

4. That 2 and 3 apply for standard medications as well

5. Parents living about 3 blocks away who will look after a sick 16 month-old at a moment's notice

6. A workplace that thinks having me around most of the time is better than not having me around at all

Actually, although I am thankful I have all of these things, every working parent should have them too (OK, maybe not 5, but they ought to have access to someone who can fill in when day care won't).

3 comments:

French Bean & Coffee Bean said...

Hm. You've inspired me to make a list of things for which I am grateful...

-French Bean

Annie Cat said...

Sorry you were in need of all that! But yes, those are all things to be grateful for (I especially like #6 myself).

pumpkinmommy said...

Barb and Hanny, thank you for stopping by! I hope the thankfulness doesn't take too much away from the delightful snarkiness of your blog...

Anne, yes, #6 is very important...and I forgot to add something I have and didn't need that particular day, which is a husband who will offer to stay at home to look after a sick baby.