Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hurry Up And Wait

Unless you live a perfect existence where everyone and everything is always on time regardless of you being so or not, you've had one of these types of days.  You know what I'm talking about, you rush and rush trying to get from point A to point B, from one doctor's appointment to another, run this errand, run that errand, get to this place on time and that place before it closes. 

And you do all this hurrying for what?  You get to the doctor's office and they're running 30 minutes behind so you have to wait.  The store you HAVE to visit to return some stupid shoes has a line a mile long so you have to wait again.  And the icing on the cake...there was an accident on the freeway that has totally screwed up your entire day's travel plans because you are stuck in traffic waiting!  

I call days like those, hurry up and wait days.  

I absolutely hate hurry up and wait days.  They infuriate my beyond your wildest dreams.  Rushing around in traffic, waiting in lines, stuck behind people who aren't quite sure what it is exactly they want, kids hot and sweaty in the back seat, husband sitting beside you whining about how hot it is and how many stops you have to make, all of it, drives me insane.

I hate errand running doctor day, which is Wednesday for us, because it's my worst hurry up and wait day.  You see, our youngest, Newbie, has torticollis.  It's a long and complicated explanation so I'll just set up a little linky poo for you guys so you can get a general idea of what it is.

Torticollis per wikipedia:

Moving on, Newbie has to see a chiropractor and a physical therapist and an occupational therapist and an ophthalmologist and later on in life she is going to need a speech therapist.  Yeppers, my baby girl is going to get the absolute best care the government has to offer.  Which isn't half bad actually.  And because of our current living situation and income limitations she'll be on state insurance at least until she's 18 years old.

There is a point to all of this background information.  To get Newbie to the chiropractor I have to drive to a city that is about 20 minutes away from my home once a week for the foreseeable future.  I also have a lot of friends who live in that city so I make sure to visit them all on the same day.  It's a difficult day to plan and I'm often frustrated and exhausted by the time I get home at 8 or 9 pm, especially since Newbie's appointment is usually around 3 pm so with traffic we have to leave our home around 2:30 pm.  Basically we're gone for up to 6.5 hours. 

Yea, in the car, with two kids, on a hot day, with no AC for 6.5 hours.  Not my fun days.

And since I'm already out and about I go and do some small errands I'm supposed to have gotten done and whatnot so yea, those days are hectic and trying. 

It doesn't help that all anyone in the hot car can do is whine and complain at me, mom, for taking so long all day.  Like all of this is my fault.  Ugh.  Just another one of those little things. 

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