Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Memory

Have you ever had one of those moments when you remembered something important but couldn't remember if you forgot it?

I did.

The other morning I was getting my son ready for school while The Man had run Makenna to hers. Getting that boy dressed is a chore pretty much every morning. The medication hasn't kicked in and you just about have to peel him off the ceiling to get him out the door.

I was putting toothpaste on his toothbrush when I froze.

The Boy and Makenna had a dentist appointment last week.

Did they go?

I knew I had put a reminder in my phone and The Man's phone. I know as soon as I had the appointment time, I also emailed him to put it on his calender at work. I try to cover every possible way of reminding me that I can.

I couldn't remember them going to the dentist.

While I tried to corral that son of mine into the bathroom, I frantically searched my mind to try and remember something that would prove my children did, indeed, go to the dentist for their cleaning.

Nothing.

I couldn't recall talking to the receptionist. I couldn't recall sitting in the waiting room.

Crap.

Next, I wondered why on earth the office didn't call and let me know?!? Would this mean I'd have to come up with the money for a cancelled appointment.

Something caught on the back of the toilet caught my eye.

It was a bag. From the dentist office. It held a new toothbrush, floss, and paste.

Oh, yeah.

THE MAN took them for the appointment.

I can't even describe the relief that coursed through my veins at that moment.

Until I remembered something else.

The Boy has a cavity that needs to be filled.

Shoot. I can't win.

8 comments:

Roni said...

Girl I am glad Im not the only one who does this! When I was younger I never even had to write stuff like that down! I would just remember it! Only problem with forgetting things like that now is...if that was my situation I would have been the one who took the kids but then not remember ever being there!!! Tell me...Is that the begining of senility? There are days I truly feel I am loosing my sanity!

USS Retired said...

Goes back to that old adage - "Before I Was A Mom" ... I had all my senses about me! Oh the joys :)

ronee said...

i am so glad that someone else lives the same moments I do. I like you, I try to recall events that might remind me if we actually went. I actually hate when ryan does those types of things..because I feel like I am so out of the loop. And often times feel just like I forgot to take them!
xoxo
ronee

Karen said...

LMAO!! I have done this before. So you are not alone. You crack me up though Hope, never stop blogging! lol!

Lishak said...

This has nothing to do with age! That kind of stuff happens to me too! Glad you didn't have to pay for missed appts. :)

prodds said...

This is a hilarious story. Of course you never win with the dentist. I hate going to the dentist, although I know how necessary it is..

Margot said...

That has got to be the funniest thing I have read in a long time. I have those moments all the time, I swear I am going to start leaving myself post-it notes all over the house as a reminder of things I have done... or didn't do :-)

sleepdentist said...

There aren't so many funny stories with going to the dentist, because so many people are afraid of it. Still, we must know that there are now the so-called "sleep dentists", who can help you have a pain-free experience.