I hate to tell you what a fabulous mother I am all the time…so today, I am going to share a blunder. Hopefully you will not have to report me! I am not sure though…this is TERRIBLE!
Kaish turned 11 a few weeks ago. Remember? So, I knew, as all normal mothers do, that it was time for his yearly Dr. appointment.
Somewhere in the back of my mind, I sort of recalled missing his tenth year physical. COMPLETELY missing it… but I thought, that was ok. I mean, no mother can be completely perfect, right?
I called to make an appointment. I apologized to the appointment maker for missing his 10 year appointment. She didn’t seem to care. PHEW! I was off the hook!
I told Kaish to be prepared for a shot or 2. He was NOT happy about that. We stopped at my Mom’s for a visit before the Dr. and we read one of his old Berenstain Bear books.
We went to the appointment and I apologized to the Check In girl. Again, she didn’t seem to care that I had missed last year’s appointment! Thank you LORD! : )
We went back to the room to wait. I was feeling so relieved about his missed appointment. It could happen to ANY mother, right?But then the nurse came in. The same nurse Kaish has had since he was an itty bitty baby. She told me she hadn’t seen us in a LONG time. She seemed a little ticked. She was loving towards Kaish but definitely giving me the evil eye. I decided to spring into remorseful mode.
‘Oh, Nurse BJ, I am so terribly sorry we missed Kaishon’s 10 year old check up. It was on our calendar and for some reason January was crazy busy and we just never got around to it. I feel terrible. Yadda. Yadda. Yadda.’She looked at me with disdain and said , “Well, that explains the 10 year old check up. What about his 8 and 9 year old check up?”
I know! Did you just scream? I am the WORST mother in America. I didn’t just miss 1 year. I missed 3 years worth of checkups….
I was horrified. I have no idea how it happened. I am terribly ashamed of my mothering… Isn’t that like Rule #1 in the parenting handbook? Take your kid to a physical every year? Are you disowning me?Poor little Kaish had to get 4 shots. He wasn’t happy!
Hopefully that will be the VERY last mistake of my mothering career : ) I am definitely counting on it.
So, there you go. That is our week in a nutshell. Lots of fails and a few shots…
My friend, Becky wanted to do an interview with me. I know. I know. You read all the details of my life [and then some] almost every day… but, if you would like to know more about me and my photography, well, then, scoot over to Farmgirl Paints.
I am super nervous.