Ummmm.....for those of you who are
at me to write a new post....
Let me remind you that I do not get paid to blog....sadly....cuz that would be my dream job. Either that or watching TV....
...it's a total toss up.
The past two weeks have been CRAZY for us.
And by "us," I mean me.
I actually asked the doctor's office if they had a punchcard for frequent visitors. You know....the "10th visit is free" kind of thing.
I think it's the least they can do when you have to sit in the horribly uncomfortable, germ infested waiting room for an hour before you get back to the exam room. It's really hard to sit in waiting room chairs with wooden arms holding your 82 lb. 8-year-old sickasadog son in your lap. (He's no lap dog anymore.)
Not to mention you walk in to be seen for a hangnail or such and walk out with malaria or scarlet fever before you escape the front door.
Word of advice to inconsiderate mothers.....DO NOT let your hacking, wheezing, fever riddled child sit in the well child area because you don't want to run the risk of your child getting anything worse than what he or she already has. (You wouldn't believe how many obviously sick kids I saw sitting on the well side!)
THERE ARE NEWBORN BABIES OVER THERE!!!!
Don't you remember when you had a newborn? Don't you recall that "newborn" trumps EVERYTHING else?! Poor little defenseless newborns.....have to make several well visits to the doc early on in the first few months of life....only to be constantly exposed to the dangers of other little kids.
If you have a sick child and are worried (as we all are) about catching more than you came in with, just find a faraway corner of the sick waiting and hole yourself up there. Carry a trial size can of lysol with you and spray a protective bubble around you....forming a pretend force field that will make you feel better mentally, but probably does you no good in reality.
Get out your bottle of hand sanitizer and wipe down every square millimeter of exposed skin. Put on your face mask and hold your breath.
If you must breathe (wimp)....run for the front door...open it with your elbow....and take a deep breath. Return to your seat in the corner. Rinse and repeat.
This has been my public service announcement for the week.
Everyone have a great and SAFE Halloween!!!