These days I have no stomach for reading about sick kids. It’s not like I ever enjoyed it, but lately, I can’t help but replace the child with L in my mind. I’m no big proponent of marijuana legalization. It annoys me when my neighbors smoke pot or when people smoke pot at parties, or pretty much any time when I’m around. However, I have never understood why medical marijuana should be illegal. I think a doctor should be able to prescribe whatever a patient needs to make them better, and marijuana should certainly be an option. I’ve read two stories recently about young children whose lives appeared to be massively improved by marijuana. In the first case, the child was taking these unbelievably powerful drugs which were basically killing her – and were still not doing a great job stopping the seizures. But her doctors were hesitant to recommend marijuana, something so benign by comparison. The second is the headline on CNN today. This child said “mama” for the first time after marijuana finally mitigated her seizures after everything else had failed. Among other things, it’s so inexpensive compared to some of the drugs around. It just breaks my heart reading about these poor kids. Thank God they’ve finally found something to help.
We moved yesterday. I had more contractions yesterday than I’ve had the entire rest of my pregnancy combined, but we got through it. Now our house is complete chaos. I had breakfast in a mixing bowl with a baby spoon and B’s cereal. Hopefully we’ll be able to get a little bit organized tonight.