Charlie had a wellness check recently. Here are his 5 year stats:
Height: 43.5 inches- 61%
Weight: 37.92 lbs- 28%
BMI: 14.1- 9%
Charlie is healthy and well and growing beautifully. Charlie also had his eyes tested(he passed fine) and got the last couple of immunizations he needed to start kindergarten this coming year. I don't have my kids get the flu shot because: one, it's not life threatening, two, it's optional and three, Elisabeth got the flu from it when she was a baby. She got it really, really bad. And apparently that happens fairly often from what I've been told and from what I've read. So we stick with the mandatory immunizations, the ones that without such could be life threatening. I'm so thankful that diseases like polio which were prevalent not so long ago, are now nearly non existent. There is even an immunization for chicken pox which I think is pretty amazing! I remember when me and a few of my siblings all got it at the same time. I was very young, but I remember it because it was a nightmare. I'm thankful my kids probably won't ever have to go through that. I don't think I've seen a kid with chicken pox in a long time. And I bet my parents generation is thinking the same thing about polio, whooping cough (pertussis), tetanus and so on. Yes, I am grateful to live now, in a time where modern medicines are advanced, knowledge on plants and herbs as food for medicine is growing and because of this our 4 children are alive and well.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." Hippocrates, father of modern medicine
Rare are the photos of Charles where he is not making a goofy face. Here he is lifting a horse with his tinkertoy crane: