All this month of Blogust, the Shot@Life Champions have been talking about vaccines, which is a great way to get your littles (or not so littles) ready for school. Many of my little friends have already started school which made me think back to the days when my littles were little. As you know, I collect information and I’ve kept all of my babies’ shot records! I dug them up out o f the file and leafed through them with a cup of coffee. How fun it was to see my Pumpkin’s weight when she was 3 weeks old and how wonderful it is to know that even my firstborn, my #1 son, got all of his shots on time. As a new mother, I wanted to do everything perfectly and right so I adhered to the vaccination schedule like a BOSS.
My littles are now 22 and 17 and my Pumpkin is entering her last year of high school. How did that happen? Let’s take a minute to remember that many children all around the globe don’t make it to high school. And that hurts my feelings.
As a brief reminder of the importance of vaccines and Blogust, here’s a collage to remind you of some of the highlights of my month.
What’s inside: A visit to Dr. Offit’s office, the inventor of the Rotateq vaccine, against the yucky rotavirus. A pic of my kids’ shot records from when we lived in Texas, and a pic of my littles on the first day of school, circa 2003.
Are you a hoarder, er collector like me? Do you still have all of your kids’ vaccine records? If so, why?