again ... and Hubby came to the rescue! What to do? I had to pick up Nathan from school to get him to a dental appointment last week. This after the day before taking him for a psychological evaluation all by my lonesome. Not to mention it was the docs first day .. and Nathan was his first patient. My child shyly hid behind my arm barely engaging or looking the doc in the eye .. and I had to interpret his muttered speech. I think the doc was amazed I could translate a favorite movie beas chs..mssss into 'Beauty And The Beast, The Enchanted Christmas'. How on earth an evaluation can be made with a non compliant child is beyond me ... but pray that the doc got enough info because we really need the eval. On to the meltdown ... after suffering through the previous day ... my nerves were frazzled. This dental appointment was made a few months ago. Most days I can count on one of my adult children or husband to keep an eye on things at home so I can run a few errands. But one by one as I asked nonchalantly what everyone's plans for the day were ... they had somewhere to go. How would I manage Nathan at the dental office AND take care of my little two year old grandson? Hubby was soon to be on his way to work ... I had only mentioned is the car seat in the garage ... when it was discovered that Ann had it strapped to a seat in her van ... sitting in a parking lot at college ... thirty minutes away. Here comes the meltdown part. My knees started getting weak .. I had that queasy feeling wash over me .. for a moment I even thought about calling the dental office and telling a little white lie about Nathan being sick ... but they were out to lunch and no one answered the phone ... they require a good reason to cancel so late ... or you get charged for the appointment. I had a good reason ... but one probably not on their list. Come to think of it ... I was too ashamed to make the dastardly call and asked hubby to do the dirty work. Aaah .. well, I can't get a hold of the dentist .. I can't leave to get son because baby is with me and without a car seat ... and hubby is getting ready to leave for work. I was really wondering when hubby would just say ... honey it's OK ... I'll just call into work and take a few hours of personal time when out flew those words from his lips .. that was my green light to head for Nathan's school not even knowing if hubby could get the OK to come in late. God must have overlooked the almost white lie I asked hubby to tell ... and He had gone before me to prepare Nathan to be in a good mood at the dentist office ... and on a scale of 1 to 10 .. he got a 9 for cooperating this time. No papoose or sedative was used ... only a minor restraint from three adults as the doctor lowered the exam chair. Life is not normally this hectic as I don't venture out much and for good reason.
My name is Mrs. Mac ... and I'm a recovering mother of a special needs child ;)
Nathan is my son that possesses and extra chromosome.