This week, we took Abe to the vet for some long-overdue dental work. We had planned to take him in the fall, but a blood test had shown that he was having kidney issues, so we started him on a special diet. The blood test this week showed his kidneys were doing better. They could safely anesthetize him.
The past few months have given me two big insights as a parent. First, no matter how well I think I know my kids, they are capable of surprising me. Sounds obvious, right? After eight years with Eleanor, though, I had reached the point that I could predict her every reaction, her every like and dislike.
Back in February, I bought an immense GRE practice book (literally the “5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems”), and I’ve spent the past two months working my way through it. Yesterday, I took the GRE, and earned a score higher than the score I got back in college. Granted, I barely studied then because I was taking tests nearly every week.