Thank you all for you nice comments and ideas on my last post. Petunia is better now and back to her playful self, but unfortunately, we doubt it will last. We have an appointment with a pediatric infectious disease expert next week and will also be getting a sweat test to rule out (or in, I suppose) the unlikely possibility that she has a mild case of cystic fibrosis. Once we've done those two things, we'll have all the opinions of a wide range of doctors: allergist/immunologist, ENT, infectious disease, pulmonary function, plus our excellent regular pediatrician... that's a lot of doctors for a 19 month old who seems to be a basically healthy kid who gets a lot of sore throats with fevers. At that point, we'll just have to make a decision.
Anyway, it has been a hectic week. Between Petunia's illness and an intense week at work with a vendor onsite trying to get a new version of a key tool rolled out and integrated with some things we wrote (disappointingly, we didn't quite make it- but we made good progress), I am exhausted. So I don't have a lot of links for you this week.
What I lack in quantity, though, I make up in quality. I came across a wonderful post on the Daddy Dialectic, via a link from blue milk. It is a story about racism on the playground, and it broke my heart and made me angry all at once. Truly, if you only read one thing on the internet this weekend, this post should be it.
Also, if you are interested in feminism, politics, motherhood, and how they intersect and aren't already reading blue milk, you should head over there now and add it to your reader. You'll be glad you did.