Friday, August 19, 2011

The Worst/Best Dr. Visit Ever

We started reading The Best School Year Ever last week. I thought this would be a fun way to break back into school mode! I had forgotten just how fun it was to read about these crazy kids. Austin & Makenzie are enjoying it & are having a hard time realizing that there really are kids in this world as rough as the Herdmans. For that matter, I have a hard time remembering that there are kids out there like the Herdmans. Then, I'm drawn back to reality...

I took Logan to the Dr's office today for his 2 month check up. It was PACKED!!! I've never seen it so busy there. There were kids
e v e r y w h e r e! Some well behaved, quiet kids & some kids that just make you cringe. Some well behaved, polite parents & some parents that should have their parenting license revoked.

One little boy ran through the waiting room & tackled Austin. Or at least tried to! Austin just grunted & looked down at him. This little boy couldn't have been more than 6 years old. (If he would have been bigger, I would have said something.) The mom was nearby & didn't say one word.

I saw a little girl wearing a simple cotton dress & dirty play shoes spinning dizzily in front of the reception desk. Next she decided to run in circles around a pole.

I could hear almost constant squeals of laughter (or torment - I'm not really sure) coming from another room followed by an angry impatient woman's voice. Then, out of this same room, a child would come streaking out of the door, only to return just as quickly.

Where in the world were all the moms (excuse me, parents - just so I can be PC) & how on earth did all these unruly children get scheduled for the same day?

Ding! Epiphany! Way to go Sherlock!

All of these kids were in the same family & the mother didn't seem too happy with the card she had been given.

As this family was leaving, the frazzled mom & all 6 of her stair stepped children, I heard a tired voice call out: "Is that all of them? Are there anymore left?"

I couldn't help but sympathize with the children of Woodrow Wilson Elementary School.
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