Ok, so let me tell you. Owning your own business is by NO means, a cakewalk! It means long, hard hours, sleepless (worrisome) nights, and headaches! Buttttttttt.... it also means.... taking your kids to work when you so desire! PERK!!
And that is just what I did Friday! When I take them with me to the Ruston office, you can just bet your britches, a photo shoot is going to ensue! I think this picture is just so cute. Ellie is kissing Gaggi on the head, and Gaggi looks like a little chicken with her bottom lip all tucked in. I keep thinking she is getting a tooth.. but nothing yet! and as for those crossed arms. So cute!and while speaking of "chickens".... Isnt' this the funniest little barrette? I found it on.... oh you know by now! (ETSY! I LOVE that place!) Oh, and speaking of Etsy... I have kits up for the silver and turquoise earrings, but only for about the first 25 or so people, so go get em!
Ellie has a big fat bunny rabbit in her bow, but she wouldn't stop long enough for us to catch her and see it. She and those ruffled pants were in high speed!
Now don't think I burden my patients with my kids. I am able to take my girlies with me, because I also take Brooke with me! She is the sitter for my girls three days a week! Miss Jean has them the other two days. We are so blessed to have people who truly care for them with them every day! Brooke's job is to have them at work for me to see and enjoy when I get a smidgen of time between patients to enjoy them, but to also keep them happy but out of the way. I have some patients who absolutely LOVE them being there. They are kinda mad at me when (from time to time) I dont' bring them in on Friday! The older ladies actually really seem to enjoy them! ANd on this day, so did Kelsey!ya know, Babies are just so dang much fun!
I strapped Gabbi Girl in Kelsey's lap and away they went. She was a little tentative, initially, I think; thinking she may lose Gabbi by dropping her. She has to use her stronger arm to drive her power wheelchair. But....When I strapped Gabbi to her, I could see that she felt much more confident, and I know Kelsey loved it! From the looks of things, Gabbi thought it was pretty awesome too! I have an intern with me right now who is learning the "ropes" about being a professional. I think it is a pretty good learning experience when we have moments like these! Kelsey being able to ride gabbi around by herself probably did more good for her in this particular treatment session than all the stretching and standing combined! Kelsey and I were discussing it this week, and I think I have been working with her for about 10 or 11 years! That is hard to believe. Think we don't get to know our patients!? They become family!
Ok, so here is another perk of the job. TOY TRIALS! Miss Gabbi Lou is testing out the latest toys to see what the Easter Bunny might need to bring to our house ! In case you haven't seen this one and have a teeny weeny one, it is awesome! It requires very little pressure to push the big dome on top, and then it lights up, spins around and plays music. The little ribbons swirl around as the top is spinning. Hey, Jill. Hutton would like this one!
As for the staff, well, there are some, I think, who don't necessarily like that I bring them to work with me. (they are in the minority!) And you know what else, they make it kinda obvious! Buttttttt (again), MOST of them seem to like having the girls around. I mean, I DO have a baby sitter! This is Katie. She is one who seems to like my girls at the clinic. Thanks, katie! It means a lot to know that others like your kids. You know?! You know the old saying, "It takes a village to raise a child?" Well, it takes a whole staff to raise these two! ANd they seem quite well-adjusted and love it! In fact, we are inviting Maddi to work with us tomorrow! We are having an Easter egg hunt at the Ruston office, so we want her to join in on the festivities!! Oh, now here is definitely a BIRD! But, we are speaking of work! I have a kiddo who comes to therapy who was a St. Jude patient. Now you talk about a common bond! Anyhoo... she has this tattoo on her foot, and I just HAD to share it! Kewl. Huh?As a matter of fact, I DID ask her to plop her foot up on the waiting room chair so I could commemorate the INK!
ANd last but not least. We LOVE it when Pops drops by the office! He swung by Friday, and his little sidekick was pretty dang excited!
Can you see the little pink Believe bracelet on Ellie's arm in the picture above?! I forgot to mention that they come in little people sizes too! Hope your week is a good one. As I always say, this is the only week of April 6th (?), 2009, you will ever have! Make it a special one! Mo