Guess where we went

Balloons make me nutty. I tired to be the cool mom who blows up giant green balloons and leaves them laying around the house for dull moments when the boys need entertainment. I really tired. But then the balloons float around underfoot and rest beside my bed at night, cackling at my lost salvation, when I fall over them on my way to comfort the 2am waker. But the last straw really is the “hey mom, let me beat you in the face with a balloon because see, it’s funny. You can’t get hurt, but I’m still hitting you. hahahahahaha!”

So, I exact my revenge (on the balloons, not the child) and we go to the park.

It’s sort of a running joke, us the and the park. The punch line being that we’re always there. I didn’t say it’s a hilarious joke, I guess it’s more of a factual, tongue in cheek kind of thing. So we’re always at the park. Mainly because, the balloons, but also because it’s a proven fact, outside air and exercise makes kids tired; Eventually. And every single thing I do as a mom is fueled by, will this help them nap/sleep at night or not?I’m kidding.

Come on though, the second someone figures out how to bottle and sell whatever it is that fuels the tiny humans, the world will never see another lazy couch potato again (which I’m semi-against because I kind of like being a couch potato) You know I’m right. So naps and bed times are sacred and must be preserved at all costs.

 

Eventually they’ll move on from the park and we’ll have to join organized sports or the circus or something, but it’s nice, our relationship with the park right now. And really, Josh and I end up having just as much fun as the boys. Although, I might need to advocate for wider slides…You know, because couch potato.

My mom comes for her visit today! Jacob has literally planned the route to every park he’s going to force her to go to and mapped out every second of her waking hours. Meanwhile, I’ll be poking around the corners of the house, looking for that last balloon.

Veterinary medicine

Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animals. The scope of veterinary medicine is wide, covering all animal species, both domesticated and wild, with a wide range of conditions which can affect different species.

Veterinary medicine is widely practiced, both with and without professional supervision. Professional care is most often led by a veterinary physician (also known as a vet, veterinary surgeon or veterinarian), but also by paraveterinary workers such as veterinary nurses or technicians. This can be augmented by other paraprofessionals with specific specialisms such as animal physiotherapy or dentistry, and species relevant roles such as farriers.

Veterinary science

Veterinary science helps human health through the monitoring and control of zoonotic disease (infectious disease transmitted from non-human animals to humans), food safety, and indirectly through human applications from basic medical research. They also help to maintain food supply through livestock health monitoring and treatment, and mental health by keeping pets healthy and long living. Veterinary scientists often collaborate with epidemiologists, and other health or natural scientists depending on type of work. Ethically, veterinarians are usually obliged to look after animal welfare.

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