Let it be tomorrow already, Jesus Christ what a day! I woke up early, the sun was shining and I had numerous things to get done all of which I assumed would be fairly easy to achieve, WRONG!
I kept E off Nursery for the day so that I could take her to the local GP for some advice on her recurrent coughing and spluttering. The GP no longer operates normal appointments and I was advised to attend a ‘walk in’ clinic between 9.30am and 11.30am. I arrived early and found myself in a queue stretching to the outside doors, I decided to wait it out and patiently stood entertaining my toddler until we were able to speak to the receptionist and book ourselves in.
I was warned at this point that they were busy and we might be in for a ‘little’ wait. I smiled, agreed to wait and went to find a seat with E. We initially found that there were no seats in the waiting room, each and every one of them was taken. There were people stood up all around the edges of the waiting room, it was chaos! After a few minutes we finally got a seat and E and I began playing random games to keep us both entertained whilst we waited.
An hour went by and still we were waiting… I had however noticed that many people who had arrived after us had already been seen to, I began to wonder if we had been forgotten and so went to speak to the receptionist to be sure that we were on the list. The receptionist assured me that we would be seen shortly and not to worry. A further hour went by, we had read books, played with toys and had even resorted to getting my phone out for some entertainment. Poor E was losing her patience, as was I!
Almost forty patients that had arrived after us had been and gone, it just didn’t seem right. I decided to ask the receptionist again to ensure that we were on the waiting list, she smiled and once again assured me that it wouldn’t be long. Well I’m sorry but two and a half hours of waiting isn’t a ‘little wait’ it’s damn right ridiculous, especially with a three-year old in tow!
Eventually we were seen by a Doctor at 11.40am, I was then told that our names had only been added to her list twenty minutes prior to this. I was livid, I was right in thinking that we had been forgotten and not once but bloody twice!
We eventually arrived home just after twelve to find the dog loose on the front drive, the builders had left the doors to the house wide open allowing the dog to escape along with all the heat. Thankfully nobody was hurt but after the morning ai had suffered my blood was practically boiling with rage.
By this point E was desperate for her dinner, it was then that I remembered I was also meant to do the shopping along with the Doctors appointment this morning but had completely forgotten in the haze of the waiting room. We had barely anything in the house leaving us with a choice between cheese on toast or… yeh well just that really.
I ran around trying to catch up with the chores which were also impossible as the builders were working on the back door and ceiling in the Utility room leaving me unable to crack on with the jobs. I resigned myself to the fact that today was simply not going to happen and we setup camp in the kitchen for the afternoon. E spent time playing with her magic wand which we found in the cupboard yesterday, bless she is such a cute fairy.
Following having dinner E and I set off out to get the shopping, E gripping her beloved wand to take along with us. Half way to the shops E announced that she needed a pooh and so we had to return home. Once we got home E decided that she didn’t actually need the toilet after all, seriously!?
We turned back and headed back out to the shops, there were no parent spaces obviously as it was one of those days.
I grabbed the trolley and began working on collecting the many items on the list whilst chatting to E who wasn’t so happy about being in the trolley. Tesco have missed a delivery or two so it seems as they didn’t actually have the things that we needed making our trip entirely pointless.
Mid-shop E managed to snap her precious wand which resulted in tears, yet another fail for the day. I tossed the broken wand into the bin along with my patience.
I grabbed as much of the list as I could and then drove to the pharmacy to collect E’s prescription which I had allowed four hours for at this point, apparently that wasn’t long enough as they hadn’t bothered putting it together leaving us waiting for a further fifteen minutes as they put a bottle in a bag.
After a swift exit from the pharmacy we went to J’s school to pick him up. Just as J was about to come out E decided that she needed the toilet urgently and we had to go running around the building to use their facilities so that E could finally do her much-needed pooh. Thankfully she actually went this time which took some time leaving poor J wondering where the hell we’d gone.
After finally getting the kids into the car and preparing to take them to their Grandparents whilst I go to work I received a text to let me know that J’s swimming lessons have been cancelled for this evening, it is something which he really enjoys unlike the homework which I have left for him to do instead.
Now to go to work, lets hope I get there in one piece and that I have a quiet shift as I am not sure how much more I can take for today.