Even though Y has special needs, he is in pretty good health b"h. He has a few minor issues though, so every few months, we have our round of doctor's appointments. 3 weeks ago we had an appointment with a doctor who is always running behind schedule. Usually I come prepared for it but that specific day I was a little short on time because I had somewhere else to be later on and my babysitter had to leave by a certain time. Of course after waiting for an hour and a half, I was informed that the wait would probably be another hour. I didn't have another hour to spare, so I had to reschedule. I was so furious- I had wasted over two hours, had to pay my babysitter AND even had to pay the 40 dollar co-pay. Plus I would have to repeat the whole ordeal a few weeks later.
Fast forward to today. Today we had another doctor's appointment and the experience was radically different. We got there a few minutes after 3 pm. We were called in by 3 15 and out the door by 3 35. It was fabulous and I was thinking- why can't all doctor's offices run this efficiently? Still waiting on an answer for that one.
Tomorrow, however, I am going back to doctor number 1, the one who I had to reschedule. I got the first afternoon appointment but am still expecting it to take about two hours. I have cleared my schedule for the whole afternoon and made sure my babysitter can stay as long as necessary to watch the other kids. I guess if I expect the worst, I may be pleasantly surprised.
On a totally different note- my kids went back to school today after a 10-day vacation. I am so so happy. I feel a little guilty being a stay at home mom who doesn't want her kids to stay home...My only defense is that the potty training was very stressful and it was just too cold to take the kids anywhere, hence a lot of boredom and frustration ensued. They were also very happy to see their friends and get out of the house for a bit. It's a win-win situation for everyone.