Monday, August 14, 2006

I had a case of "The Mondays!"

This morning, Jay and Korinne had appointments at the dentist's office for fillings. We get there at 5 minutes to 9, like we were supposed to, only to find out, they're not on the schedule. The receptionist treated me like I was stupid and had made a mistake. Luckily, I'm a pack rat and had the paper the dentist's office gave me with the date and time of their appointments still in my purse. I gave her that and her attitude changed. "I'll go talk to the doctor," she says and walks away. Apparently whoever did the scheduling the last time we were there failed to enter it into the computer. So the said they'd "work them in."

We were there for 3 friggen hours. I had all four kids with me. I brought the diaper bag, but no extra bottles since I didn't think it would take that long. Thankfully, Jackson did well. I ONLY had to carry him around for the last hour to soothe him.

By the time we left, the three older ones were working on my last nerve. We get home and it's lunch time. I inform Jay and Justin that they will NOT be going outside or playing any games until they cleaned their room. I laid down with Jackson at 1 for a nap, Korinne was already napping. I tell the boys that their room had BETTER look better when I get up...or else. The or else was I would take what ever was left on the floor and trash it, no matter what it was.

When I got up at 3, the room DID look a hell of a lot better, so I let it go with a warning. They STILL could not go outside or play games until the room was clean. They fought and argued the whole time, but it was eventually cleaned by 4.

By the time Jimmy came home from work, I was ignoring the kids unless there was blood dripping or a bone broken. That's how bad they pushed me today. All except for Jackson, who's not even a year old and has more demanding needs than a 10, 5, and 3 year old. LOL

I so looked forward to 8 o'clock for bedtime. LOL


Ami said...

Come on now. That's not such a bad day. YOU had a NAP! Imagine how crappy you'd feel if you hadn't!

As for that snotty receptionist, it might be worth your time to tell her (in front of other patients and co-workers) that you really didn't appreciate her attitude when you were there last.

"You attempted to make me look stupid in front of the entire office when your office was responsible for the mixup. Did you forget that I am your customer and would like to be treated with respect?"

Or, if that's too polite, "Hi Friendly Receptionist, we're here for our appointment. Hope you got it right this time, last time was a pain in the ass."

Brigid said...

OMG OMG OMG!! I am so glad someone out there still responds to these kinds of things just like me! Ugggg I can just picture you pacing through that waiting room, holding Jackson, glaring daggers at the receptionist! LMBO! What the heck were they thinking! You sitting there with 4 - let me repeat this FOUR kids by yourself - they make you wait that long!? I would have been ready to put someone's head on a pike!
And I can TOTALLY sympatize with you - I have days like that on a regular basis - with 6 & 7 year old girls it is drama central here... plenty of ignoring going on here - I have finally told them I dont want to hear ANYMORE of the Serena hit me, Melissa threw a book at me yada yada yada - unless there is major blood gushage or compound fractures!!! I told them maybe one day they will just get tired of beating the crap out of each other!
You go girl! Lay down the law!!! ~~T~~

Margo said...

A big hug to you, Sunnie. You have a lot to do and a lot on your mind.