After recently reconfirming my opposition to Disney movies, today I let S-Boogie watch Snow White and Pocahontas. When she's sick, I'll pretty much do anything to help her feel better. I also bought her strawberry ice cream.
I respond to stress by spending money. If you saw the amounts I spend, you'd probably laugh. But our budget doesn't have a lot of wiggle room so even little sprees add up. The funny thing is, I usually combine my penchant for spending with my need to eat to manage stress, so I end up blowing a wad at the grocery store. While waiting for S-Boogie's prescription I bought cherries, circus animal cookies, two kinds of pudding, and two kinds of ice cream. Then after I stopped by a different store to get new thermometer covers I stopped by Trader Joe's and bought a bunch more junk. Oh, and pizza dough so we can have pizza.
Insurance is a big pain in the butt. I shouldn't have to spend three hours and go to two different pharmacies to get the antibiotic that the emergency room at one the best children's hospitals in the country thinks my daughter should have. Would the insurance company rather pay for hospitalization than for an antibiotic? Apparently.