Thursday, August 20, 2009

Confessions of a S.A.H. (somedays are hectic) Mommy


Why is it so hard for a mommy to take care of "HERSELF"? I take quite pride in my schedule/organization abilities. However, this morning couldn't have gone more wrong. I had made an appointment with a dermatologist in May for this morning at 8:40. They called yesterday to confirm and to ask me to get there 15 minutes early. I'm thinking "No Problem"... it is if you wake up at 8:40!!! Not only did I wake up then, but I woke up to the house alarm going off because the kids were downstairs shutting the cabinet doors too loud. Apparently it sounds just like a window breaking! Who knew? I throw on some clothes and call them to let them know I am on my way. As I get off the highway, my gas light comes on. SUPER!!! This clinic is near Wesley, there aren't any "nice" gas stations near there. I take my chance and drive straight to the appointment in hopes I will have enough gas to get to a station afterwards. I walk up to the Check In desk and give them my name. This nurse looks at me with a semi-glare and says, "You'll need to reschedule." No problem, being late was my fault. She's taking back by my easy disposition and actually cracks a semi-smile and proceeds to look up the next available appointment. Yeah, I will be going back there on OCTOBER 20!!!! In a semi-smart ass way, she gives me a reminder card and says, "You might need one of these." Thanks. I get back in my car and even make it to a decent gas station to fill up my car.

Why is it when it comes to everyone else in the family, I am all over appointments? I'm even early to most! But when it comes to me, I am a slacker! I hope that nurse is working October 20th, I'll be there 30 minutes early with bells on.

5 comments:

george said...

You are forgiven....my child.....greater love hath a parent than to forego yourself for the child.....but.....to yourself be true.....Make time and spend time.....reward yourself.....I agree that it would be sweet if that particular nurse was on duty! Paybacks are hell!!!

Julie said...

Wow! WHo knew?

peanut3762 said...

I could see if I can be off that day and make sure to be at your house early so you can leave the kids and dash off in prompt splendor?!? Let me know...besides once every 34 years or so everyone is allowed to be late.

george said...

I'm late......I'm late......for a very important date! No time to say "hellooo.....goodbye"....I' m late!

Angie said...

Oh babe- I have to admit , having you crack every once in a while makes me feel just a little bit better about my fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants state of being.