Friday, October 30, 2009

Public Service Announcement....



Ummmm.....for those of you who are


YELLING


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!!!


15 comments:

Tracie said...

That is definitely not a lap dog!! Lol

I love the cat with the force field.

I remember making those well baby visits and thinking that it might be safer just to stay home!! Seriously they should have a separate room for babies.

Kmama said...

LOL I love the images in your post...especially the cat in the jar.

My pediatrician doesn't even have a "sick child/well child" area. It infuriates me, but he's the best in town, so we put up with it.

BDonov said...

If I had kids they'd probably be sick and I'd probably put them in a well too.

Margaret said...

That dog is way to big for anyone's lap. I agree with you on the parents and sick kids thing.

Sabrina said...

My children frequently tell me that, while I will most certainly NOT win any mother-of-the-year awards I am instilling a wonderful sense of humor in them...I have a feeling your kids are going to have that same gift from their Mommy!!

Evonne said...

Wouldn't it be nice to get paid to blog. I'd blog all the time!

I miss the well/sick side. Our pediatrician used to have 2 waiting rooms, but now they're down to one. But I love them so much there and don't want to leave. It bugs me every time I'm there!

Princess of Sarcasm said...

Bree.....are you trying to say I won't win "Mother of the Year?" *sniff* *sniff* I mean, I know I'm not going to win "Landscaper of the Year" but I thought I might still have a shot at MOY...

BD....see...it's not just YOUR blog I've been neglecting this week.

Everyone else....I'm thinking most stuff can't be contained by separate waiting areas anyway....but it makes you feel a little safer if you have the option!

BDonov said...

I feel better knowing you're ignoring ALL your children. Oh, and getting paid to blog isn't as glamorous as you might think. Unless you enjoy Ramen noodles and tap water.

Princess of Sarcasm said...

BD....you are the only blogger on here who actually gets paid! So don't start looking for any sympathy around here. We'd take Ramen noodles. My kids love them!!! And yes, I am an equal opportunity neglecter. Though I think you'll see I have been making a concerted effort to get back in the game....

Sabrina said...

I have met several 'Mother-of-the-year' type women. I would NEVER want to party with them! You, on the other hand... :)

Princess of Sarcasm said...

You are going to be so sorry you don't live close to me after I post about tomorrow night's party.....

Steven Anthony said...

my dream job would be blogging about watching tv;)

kys said...

Your dream jobs are the same as my dream jobs! I hope you life slows down soon.

Happy Halloween!

SupahMommy said...

YOU SUCK SWINEFLU FOR TAKING the cessy aways from me

you SUUUUUCKKK

hope ur halloweens was happy and that you went as something swine flue related.

oxoxox
supah

Tina said...

stalking your blog I saw this post title and laughed.. I had my own PSA the other day... http://catchingmysecondwind.blogspot.com/2010/01/public-service-announcement.html