When it's time to battle I'm always ready...

My husband and his mom and sister like to joke about how feisty I am. I will defend and protect those that I love because that's how I was raised. I was raised to not take any shit. So, when we have to call the cable company because they were supposed to send a technician out and they never showed or call the city because the utilities were supposed to have been turned on in our new house and they weren't - he puts ME on the phone to put the verbal hurt on the poor, poor soul that's on the other end of the line. I let the claws out and it gets things done.

So, when it comes to my kids you can imagine how much more feisty I am. When they're sick and the doctor isn't bothering to do anything constructive to help, I go for the jugular. I fight and I claw and I will get down right nasty if my niceness has not gotten me anywhere. Some people think being nice is weak and they will treat you like you're weak. I am not weak and I will not allow someone to treat me as such. I also will not tolerate laziness or treating my children like crap because you got your feelings hurt when I told you I didn't like your course of action (or lack there of). I tried being nice to my kids' (now former) doctor and he wouldn't budge, so I took them elsewhere. That was the best decision I've ever made. My daughter is doing 100% better and I am much happier. I wanted to cry when the new doctor actually listened to me and gave her something to help her.

It's exhausting being the one that fights, last week was emotionally draining for me because I felt like I was forced to fight a battle that shouldn't have even been an issue. But, I don't regret it. I will not stand by, silent, while my children suffer. Don't EVER apologize for following your instincts and sticking up for your kids. Now that this whole ordeal is done, we can move forward. Now that my youngest is feeling better and sleeping better, maybe my husband and I will be able to take our trip to Austin at the beginning of June. I've been looking forward to it for MONTHS. We get to see Butch Walker at Stubbs....please, please, please - I DO NOT want to miss the opportunity to see him yet again. He only comes to Texas once every few years.

I might have to take the Beastie Boys' advice on this one and fight for my right to party...with Butch Walker.