appointment month


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. ;)

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I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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5 Responses to appointment month

  1. Deb Keyworth says:

    That’s spooky, I rang to make MY dentist appointment this morning! I hate the dentist and I have to drag myself there for the usual 6 monthly check ups. I used to have to put on a brave face when the kids were small ‘look, it’s nothing, shall Mummy go first?’ but now I can be the biggest scaredy cat in the world. You’ve never seen me move so fast after he says ‘that all seems fine, see you in 6 months’!
    Hope Isaac gets on ok, sounds like you have a good child-friendly dentist there so fingers crossed.

  2. Ruth says:

    I’m at the dental hygienist tomorrow; a necessary evil once every quarter! I’m one for putting off “scary” phone calls as well.

  3. Susan says:

    Good job on the appointments–those are my nemesis, too. We are trying to get better at the dentist but, honestly, after going 34 years with no cavities I’m just not that worried. Are rotten teeth going to sneak up on me? Probably.

  4. Emm says:

    How’d it go?

  5. Danielle Diehl says:

    Aren’t appointments the worst? I don’t mind making them, but then I look at my calendar and it’s seems to always be filled with appointments. Sigh… How do people with more than two children bear it?

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