Thursday, September 18, 2008

A lesson learned

THE LESSON: Impromptu trips to the vet clinic are not well received by three youngest children

THE STORY:

This story begins last night with a wonderful evening out with my mom. We went to a women's event in Langley at CLA that my long time friend Shawna had put together. We had a great night and suggest to anyone in the area to come out next month and enjoy a girls night out. While we were out livin' it up the kids were home with a babysitter. This is a pretty rare occurrence in our house and at bedtime the kids were NOT so happy! I guess they were up pretty late last night and early this morning so we had a pretty grumpy start to the day!
I got Xavier and Klausine off to school then decided to pop in to the Vet clinic run by Klausine's BFF's dad. We still have one puppy left and no one seems to want him except my hubby! I have resigned myself to keeping him so I wanted to get all his shot etc. I wasn't sure what time they opened and was happy to see they opened at 8:30am. Sweet! I though only 15 minutes until they open. I gave the kids a cookie and we waited. At 8:30 we took the puppy in and the receptionist started taking our information. She proceeded to tell us the Dr. doesn't get in until 9:00am so we would have to wait. I wasn't in a hurry so no problem! Within 5 minutes the three little angels were all crying for different reasons and it just went down hill from there. Because of my own poor planning and apparent lack of care for Ali we ended up being there for 2 hours!!! The kids managed to thoroughly embarrass me by screaming, hitting, throwing fits, playing soccer in the very small exam room, and needing to go potty every 5 minutes!! Tim, the vet, is such a nice guy and was very understanding but man did I feel like an idiot :( So now the puppy, Jonah, and Ali are all healthy and after a couple more shots for both of them they will be all up to date!!

5 comments:

RiVal Photography said...

REMINDER....I am free sometimes if you ever need me! ;) Oh...was gonna call you to tell you something...actually I think I will....

Christy said...

You're Ali is so lovable! Thanks for all your mom-in-the-real-world stories.......

Cassandra-ann said...

Lol, Jennifer, i could have written your post, (except we were'nt at the vet) nothing like 3 kids all crying at once is there ;-) and its good know my kids arent the only ones who think a waiting room is a great place for soccor lol..
Cassandra xx

jILl PeTeRsEn said...

I am sorry it was a crappy time at the Vet! I think it's cool you're keeping one of the puppies! Ali will like it! Is that the only 2 dogs you'll have? I need to see a picture of Jonah, and cute name btw.

shae said...

what was wrong with him hun??