Monday, March 7, 2011

"get to know me monday." - w.3

so i have a quite few questions that were left unanswered from my "ask my anything" post way back before the vacay.  i've been meaning to answer them because they were all really good ones, so i'm gonna pick a few & answer them each monday for the next few weeks.

an anonymous poster asked:

"i often see washington state university related things on your blog - what is your affiliation with the school & would you want p-ray to go there someday?  GO COUGS & ALOHA!"

you probably see wsu stuff all over the blog because i'm a proud {crazed} alumni.  sam & i met at wsu & were married just before our last semester there.  i have nothing but happy memories of pullman & we always try to make it back at least once a year for a football or basketball game.  and?  i may or may not have been known to be a wsu basketball groupie.  no big deal.

would i want p-ray to go there some day?  sure!  if that's the school he chose.  i'd be pretty happy if he chose a division one pac-10 school like wsu.  but i'm pretty sure he's a genius & will be able to go to any school he wants.  we'll see.


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shawntae from a little king & i asked:

"if you won a million dollars, what would you do with it?"

ooooh, i really really hope i am faced with this scenario some day!  half would go to moving my family somewhere warm.... let's say so-cal.  the other half would be saved up so that sam could retire early.  let's say at 40.  boring & responsible?  i don't even care... the thought still makes me giddy.

but first?  i would take my family on a long, warm, australian vacay.  and then maybe we wouldn't come back.
meh, being responsible isn't always what it's cracked up to be.


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Erinn {via email} asked:

"how do you feel about vaccines?  did you follow the AAP guidelines, delayed schedule, or defer them altogether?"

alright, i've been a bit nervous about answering this one.  i want to give an opinionated yet non-controversial answer.  is that possible?  here goes.

in short:  i'm pro-vaccines.  i feel strongly that vaccinations have saved lives & have dang-near eradicated some pretty scary illnesses.  illnesses that i sure wouldn't want p-ray getting.  however, when given a choice, i always opt to give parker as few vaccines as possible at once.  if i'm given the option, i'll do some vaccines at his well-baby check up & then come back in a month for the rest.  i've heard of some babies getting six vaccines at once, & i feel like that is totally unnecessary.  parker's never had more than two or three at a time.

in summary?  vaccinate.  measles & mumps are not words i want to be in parker's vocabulary.

{four day old parker ray}

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ok, that's it for now!  i'll answer more questions next monday.  if you have questions, go ahead & ask 'em in the comments or send me an email & i will try to answer them in the order they've been asked.  i'll just keep on doing these posts on mondays as long as i have questions to answer!

thanks friends.

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18 comments:

  1. My aunt is currently at WSU studying to be a veterinarian. She loves it there! I feel exactly the same about vaccinations - they are good, but in moderation!

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  2. So, uh, when is this so-cal thing happening? Now would be awesome.

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  3. omg...I love Parker 4 days old pic...sheesh..TINY!!! love the get to know me monday questions.

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  4. Look how tiny he is! Well done on the chunking up p-ray!!

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  5. I'm pro-vaccines also. Regardless of the controversy and all of the celebrity's out there saying they are bad. I don't believe it. Research doesn't back it up. Good for you! :)

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  6. me too! pro-vaccines. also I am an Oregon Duck lover... we might have a tiny bit of animosity hehe ;)

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  7. I loooooove that pic of you and parker!!! oh man. That should be majorly enlarged and hung in every corner of your home.

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  8. I love your answers about the million dollars! I would so move to Southern California too!

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  9. J's middle name is Ray too:P
    love:P
    is there a rhyme or reason for his middle name? I only ask because it was a family tradition for us.

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  10. those are great Q&A's! I especially like the one about vaccinations... that's all I'll say! :)

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  11. i kinda avoid controversial topics too lately - ahem circumcision, nursing and vaccines. not that i'm embarrassed by my views but i just don't want to have to defend my opinions. and i know explaining why i do/don't do something will take tons of writing time out of my day. i love that you got married in college!

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  12. Great job on the questions! the vaccine one was worded very well ;) love you!

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  13. I love the pictures! I was very nervous when Cora got her first vaccines, but she did great!

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  14. I still take a little credit for putting the idea of switching to WSU in your head... ;o)

    And you forgot the part if you had a million $$ you would build a guest house for all of the inlaws to take turns staying with you... oxox

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  15. Oh yea, a million bucks would definitely go toward early retirement for Matt. Not that exciting of a thing to do with the money, but then imagine all the exciting things you could do with all that free time!

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  16. This is my first time stumbling across your blog, and I am already going to say i will be a devoted reader! Looks like our little ones are close in age--isnt Mommyhood the best! Thanks for your honest answers--I absolutely agree with you about vaccines. I just don't understand how anyone could put their babies at risk like that. xo!

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