Summer is ending once again. D1 and D2 had a great time at both of their summer camps. In one of their camps, they got to do fun crafts, ride bikes, go on field trips, and play with friends. In the other summer camp, they built Lego machines and programmed them to move and make sounds. They will be continuing robotics during the school year since they both like Legos so much. At the end of the robotics summer camp, they both gave presentations about their group’s robot. D1 made everyone laugh during his presentation, and D2 was so mature during his. I am a very proud mom!
Besides from summer camp, we did a lot of fun things. We recently got back from camping for a couple days at a state park with a girl from work. We also got to swim in the lake, go to some amusement and water parks, see fireworks, go to the zoo, have picnics at the park, and go to the fair. I wish that we had time for more, but our summer was cut short due to the bad weather that we had last winter which extended the school year until almost July.
This summer has also been a year for natural disasters. Several weeks ago, we worked without power at my hospital during a storm. It was pretty dark in the basement where we work in the hospital, and we had to use flashlights. Two weeks ago, my region did not have clean drinking water. People were hoarding water and going crazy. All the restaurants were also closed which was eerie to see. During this last week, the hospital flooded with sewage which included the emergency room which is located in the lowest level and a chest pain unit. People also could not come into work because their homes flooded, and they could not drive through the flooded regions of Detroit. I wonder what will happen next? I am really okay with anything except ebola.
D1 lost a front tooth and looks like a hobo. He also learned how to swim underwater and was very proud of himself. D2 is excited to start kindergarten, and he learned how to ride a bike without training wheels. D3 is super into purses, makeup, and mermaids right now. D4 can now count to three and likes singing the ABCs with her siblings. She is also learning about the potty and likes to sit on it. I canot believe that she will be two in December already!
I will be starting two new classes soon which are principles of pharmacology and advanced human physiology. The human physiology book is the same one that is used in medical schools which I am happy about since I would have really liked to have gone to medical school this year and not have waited. I was accepted to another medical school which is out of state from us last month. I remember that when a doctor’s son at my work had been accepted to the same medical school that I had recently been accepted at, they had a huge party for him. Everyone was so happy and proud of him that he was going to become a doctor and carry on the family legacy. It was truly the buzz of the emergency room. I hope that one day I will get to be accepted to a school close to my husband’s work so that I can fulfill my dream of becoming a doctor. Until then, I have been trying hard not to have a pity party because they are generally no fun. At least I know that I have the “right stuff” to have potentially became a physician if I had different circumstances.