Latvijas Republikas Neatkarības Atjaunošanas Diena

Dilemma, Horns Of

I took Edward back to the pediatrician this morning, mostly to confirm my belief that his health is on an upward trajectory. The doctor agreed with my assessment but added, after listening to his cough, "Wow he really does sound like a seventy year old smoker, doesn't he?"

And that, my friends, is one of the reasons why it is tough to be responsible for another living creature: how does one properly gauge when it is normal for a first grader to sound like a geriatic Joe Camel (and accordingly send them to school) and when it is not?