I do this thing…where I put things off. Well…there are a WHOLE lot of things that I don’t put off at all. But I do have my things that I don’t want to do or maybe it would be better to wait until after the holidays/winter break/picture day/next weekend and then back and back it gets pushed. And *usually* those things involve “appointments”.
I don’t like making appointments. I don’t like calling doctor’s offices and saying what I need to say and finding the right insurance card while the person on the other end waits for me because I forgot to fish it out of my wallet in the first place. Yuck. It can WAIT. But every now and then I get struck by the inspiration of making appointments! and making arrangements to get whoever needs the appointment to the right place! and having the right insurance card in hand when needed! It’s a good feeling. :)
Last week I took my kids to a barber! For the first time! Usually Dave is in charge of haircuts and he’s been taking them around the corner to this lady’s salon. The women in there were super sweet to the kids…but the last haircuts were disastrous. So, after consulting someone that uses a barber (Dave does not! Yours truly has been cutting Dave’s hair for 14 years!), I made arrangements and shuffled them into the barber shop last week to see if they could change things up a little for the boys. It went well and the boys look SO much better.
AND! I’ve been cycling them through the dentist office. Andrew was first AND second as a cavity was found and filled. He’s VERY nervous and active at the dentist, which the dentist is a gem about. Andrew had his first hit of laughing gas and LOVED it (“it’s like a dream machine! I kept dreaming of dancing smiley faces!”). And today is Isaac’s turn. I’ve been prepping him with countdown charts, and photo tours of the process and “playing dentist” and he’s excited! So, fingers crossed that it goes well!
And next week I made my own appointment to see my dermatologist. I see her regularly and she always needs to remove a bunch of suspect cells…and I’m just glad to have someone check me over. I’m such a speckled mess, it’s hard to tell what spots are friend and what spots are foe. VERY grateful that there are experts out there that know the difference.
And then, if I am very brave, I will also go to the dentist. We’ll just have to see though. That’s the hardest one of all for me.
And that’s what I have for you today! A run down of appointments! When I sat down to write this I thought “what have I been thinking through lately?” hoping to hit on something juicy…but alas, nothing juicy was to be found. I’ve been mostly thinking about mundane, practical things! Sorry! :) Hopefully I’ll think up something riveting for next time. ;)