Thursday, December 20, 2007

Vitameatavegamin regimen

The Roo-girl and I made very important purchases this week.

We bought multi-vitamins.

Yeah, I know. I'm a derelict mother for not providing this healthful support to my child's well-being in the past. So sue me. And call Child Protective Services. It wouldn't be the first time.


We bought vitamins, and we each got our own bottle. It was really an exciting moment, but difficult at the same time.

You see, Missy Roo is very petite for her age. At 13, she barely tops 4-foot-8, towering under all her friends, and only recently was excited to discover that she had reached 80 pounds.

She also is an athlete (her cheer coach tells me she is nationally ranked, but I haven't a clue how she figures that) and therefore very fit with an eight-pack (yes, she counts them).

Anyway (again).

Is she physically an adult? No. But she r.e.f.u.s.e.s. to take any kind of medicine she has to chew (she learned to swallow pills at a very early age), so children's vitamins are kinda out. Which left me reading all kinds of vitaminly labels and scratching my head.

Aw, screw it. We finally just picked one. And a generic one at that.

Then there was me. Why, yes, we could have bought one kind for the two of us. Why do you ask?

But no.

I am a woman "of a certain age."

And that "certain age" means there are "certain things" that don't work quite as well as they used to.

So I got this:

There was a reason for it.

But I forgot what it was.


nikki said... were saying something? Who are you again?


Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Tee hee!

I don't know what you're talking about, I remember EVERYTHING.

Canadian flake said...

Good for you...vitamins are a good idea, especially if she is under weight for her age/height.

I think I wanted to do the same thing...but errrrrr I forgot??

What were we talking about again?? LOL

Jenni said...

Roo sounds about average height and weight for a gymnast. We're used to Na being one of the smallest girls at her level, and with her huge growth spurt this year she is now the tallest. I've had other parents telling me, "Naomi is soooo tall!" That really makes me laugh. She's about Roo's height and 5 pounds less.

cate said...

heehee!!! uh...i forgot what i was laughing about! :)

you crack me up!

Rachel said...

Ha Ha. You don't remember.
Wait, what am I commenting on?

She sounds like a perfectly normal gymnast, competitive cheerleader to me.
Way to go on the vitamins :-)

Robinella said...

I thought you were 38 like me. I guess I am discombobulated too. WOW! Look at that word, it's huge...discombobulated. I don't think I've ever written it before. Of course, I still haven't written it, I typed it.

Oh well, happy vitamining!

dawn224 said...

Good for Roo-Girl - I had to take Flintstones chewables the entire time I was pregnant b/c I couldn't choke down my prenatal.

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