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​​​​Her lesson–2 seconds vs 20 minutes. It takes 2 seconds to dump out a bag of cookies. It took her 20 difficult minutes to pick them back up. 

My lesson–it can take me 2 seconds to spend like $20,000 and then it’ll take me ? difficult years to clean it all up again.

God, help me stay patient with my daughters; God, please stay patient with me. I could’ve just scooped up her mess for her in a few seconds, but I think it’s better for her to learn the hard way. You could just drop a large diamond on my doorstep, but it’s better for me to…

Actually the diamond would be cool if you aren’t too busy. Squeezing my eyes shut really tight and lasering this prayer straight in to you.

Your bestie, I won’t tell the others,
Emily

2 thoughts on “Knowing when to clap

  1. Hi Emily,
    I came across your blog about Rebekah whilst looking for information about hypothyroidism, and am very impressed with the amount of research you have done- how you managed it with your other daughters as well I don’t know! I hope that your little girl continues well. Has she ever had a scan to see the condition of her thyroid gland?
    My grandson, now 10, has hypothyroidism, he completely lacks a thyroid gland, so our situation is simpler than yours, also we are in U.K. When he was born the heel prick test picked up his deficiency within a day or so, an ultra sound scan soon confirmed the absence of a thyroid gland, and he was prescribed levo- thyroxine right away. He has been taking it daily ever since, and although he is on the short side his eventual height is estimated at 5’ 7” or 8” which is fine, and his IQ is very high at 145. We have never had any complaints about his treatment, and have not noticed any side effects from the levo-thyroxine.
    I understand that his situation is different from the transient CHT and am glad to see that the transient version now seems to be better recognised and treatment is not automatic any more. However I thought it might be worth contacting you as it may be of help to other parents if their children have to take the medication.

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