Friday, September 19, 2008

One of those days...

Yesterday was just one of those days. Ya know, one of those days that felt completely off kilter and it seemed like everything was going wrong. It started out okay, but slowly got worse and worse. Eli had an appointment at Children's hospital almost 2 hours away. I timed the trip perfectly so that he slept most of the way there. No problem.

Things started to unravel in the parking garage when I made a wrong turn. After talking to the parking security officer, I had to somehow turn around in the PACKED parking garage, in our new car that feels ginormous. It's a miracle I didn't take off someone's mirror! Then we get to the doctor's office and waited 45 minutes. You know how that goes...not fun with a toddler who has been confined in the car for 2 hours! Finally, we get back to the doctor's office and, of course, wait probably another 20 minutes. By this time, I am getting cranky and impatient. The nurse practitioner comes in and asks all of those typical questions and takes a look at Eli. Total time: 5 minutes. Then we wait another 15 minutes for the doctor to come in and the first thing he says, "There really is no need for him to have this procedure now. You can wait another year. But, if you want to have it now, just schedule with the front desk." Then he leaves. Total time: 2 minutes. He didn't even look at Eli, didn't examine him, NOTHING! You've got to be freaking kidding me. I drove FOUR hours round trip for NOTHING?!?!?!? More evolved when I spoke with the scheduling person, but I won't go into that.

By this time, I am REALLY annoyed. We make our way back to the car, me grumbling the whole way. I get Eli settled with his drink and snack and an arsenol of toys to hopefully keep him entertained for the next 2 hours. I slowly approach the parking gararge exit and realize that the doctor's office never gave me a parking token. And, I have NO cash (no surprise to all who know me!). So, I have to explain this to the same security officer and he was not happy. He was so "generous" to let me out this time, but "not next time." Good grief.

So, as I am now creeping along in rush hour traffic, Jason calls to inform me that we changed our car insurance coverage 2 days too soon. WHAT?!?!?! Yep, he rear ended someone TWO DAYS after we removed comp & collision off of our older car. You have got to be kidding me. It was also about this time that Eli started screaming because he had managed to throw all of his toys out of reach. was a looooong ride home.

But, we made it and what a relief it was for both of us. Eli was so happy to be out of that car and so happy to see his daddy. He was in such a great mood the rest of the evening, which is what we all needed! A perfect ending to a not-so-perfect day!


  1. That is one silly boy! I love his "thriller dance" hands and his contagious giggle. Aren't little boys so much fun! I'm glad your day turned out okay--I have been to many a doctors appointment that turned out the same way, but never had to drive 2 hours to get there. You poor thing. Eli is getting so big and so vocal--I love it!

  2. LOVE that giggle!!! He tells quite a story - I could listen to it all day, he had me on the edge of my seat.

    I think it's the moon - we've all be having "that day" all week long.

    I'ld be furious with that doctor and that practice. That's insane! Although, we too have been through our share of horror story visits like that...although not two hours away.

    (I'm a cashless kind of girl, too.)

  3. Who could not laugh along with him? What was with the fingers?? SOOO cute!

    HMMMMM I had "that day" yesterday too. Must be in the air. But, I had the same experience with Reese (also 2hrs away). Four plus hours for Yup, he has a penis! Thousands of dollars, please!! My advice, do it now!!! OUCH for the car and ins. good luck with that.

    Sounded like a 2 margarita night!Hope today was better

  4. I am so sorry you had such a rough day! I hope the insurance issue and the procedure work out.

    That video is great! I started giggling just by listening to him!

  5. Ugh...totally sounds like one of my days;0/ Glad that Eli was his good sweet self in the evening to remind you that it is totally worth it. Boy, is he growing up;0/

  6. Somedays are just like that. Glad it turned out ok!