While I would never in my wildest dreams wish any kind of illness or sickness upon my children, sometimes I wish they would get sick already!?
Why you might ask?
My family is very healthy. Very rarely does anyone get a sniffle, which might seem surprising given the size of our family. I am not a germ-a-phobe. I do not run around after the children with Clorox Disinfectant Wipes to keep the house clean and germ free (although I do use them when I decide to clean the house and they work well) I didn’t make people wash their hands before holding the children as babies.
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We have just been blessed with healthy genes. (I say this after Eden threw up last night and I’m sitting here with a throat that feels like I’m swallowing razor blades. I’d forgotten what it feels like to have a raw throat, it’s been so long)
At any rate, my teenaged daughter Nicole (Nikki) went to the clinic the other day. Her tonsils were severely swollen so they gave her a prescription for medication to help with the infection and inflammation.
I was so excited!!
Why would you be excited about that you are asking yourself, well let me tell you why.
I live in Canada and I know we are tremendously fortunate to live in a country that pays for standard medical care as long as you have a provincial health card with no cost to us what so ever. All you need to get a health card is a birth certificate and an address, pretty basic things for the average person.
My Mr. has benefits through work and we paid to upgrade the package so things like optical exams are covered as well as prescription glasses up to a certain price per year per person. (I’m the only one in the family that wears glasses) Dental is almost completely covered and with the upgrade it’s practically free for us, once again my kids have fantastic shiny and healthy teeth.
So I was excited to hear about Nikki’s prescription. I was excited to see how much it would cost and how much we would save. We pay a lot of extra money monthly for the upgraded benefits.
So I waited eagerly for the Mr. to call me and let me know how much the prescription would cost and how much we saved.
It was $14.00 and we saved $4.00, apparently because the initial cost was so low.
While I am so thankful that I have a house full of healthy children with healthy teeth, it would be darned nice to see a penny of what we put into the benefits used sometimes, oh wait, I forgot, the penny no longer exists in Canada and we saved $4.00….