As I sat for an hour in the waiting room at the doctor's office for my son to see the doctor, I saw and overheard a lot that gave me confidence in my skills as a mother, wife and decent person in general. Since we were going for a twisted knee, we sat in the "well waiting" area. With kids that were coughing and snotting like crazy. I understand that its a doctor office and there are sick kids but if they are going to take the time to designate a sick area and a well area, one would think that you would comply. Whatever. No biggie. What got me was the way one lady was talking to her 4 year old little girl. She was telling her "see, this is why you shouldn't get sick on Wednesdays" because her doctor was off on Wednesdays. Like its her fault she was sick. Like she wanted to go to the doctor today. Then she tells the little girl she should get sick on Mondays. I mean really. Seriously? Why would you tell a sick little girl that? Now she is sitting there thinking this is her fault and she did something wrong by getting sick on a Wednesday. Way to go lady.
Ok, rant done. And for the record it has now been 1 hour and 35 minutes and still no doctor. But I'm just glad I'm not that lady...I'm pretty proud of my parenting style now.