Thursday, July 01, 2010

Magical Bag of Goodies

Posted by Mandy at 8:45 AM
Today is the dreaded day of physicals. For EVERYONE. Well, everyone minus my husband that got called out on two mega-cases THIS MORNING so.. just me and the three little people. Even better. This will only take approximately 3 hours. If we're lucky.

To prepare for our Day 'O Waiting Torture, I'm trying to plan some fun stuff to take. I need my kids to be happy, pleasant, and quiet for a very extended period of time. I'm not sure if the $Tree has enough goodies to accomplish this task.

I thought of buying some of those ginormous lollipops that are as big as each child's head, but then had to remember that I do care what my kids look like once we get back to the Doctor. Also, I'll be sitting with them... what are the chances that three kids with lollipops will result in a non-sticky mom? On to the next..

Maybe the oldie but goodie of coloring books, crayons, and stickers will work. Even if for only 10 minutes.

For my easy child, the 9 year old girl, I can just have her bring a couple of books and she'll happily read for hours on end. It's those two boy-children that will create the trouble for me. If you don't have sons, let me assure you that they do not sit very still, for very long. Yes.. even well-behaved ones. Trust me on this one.
I wonder if I can somehow take a slide or swing-set in there...

So, wish me luck. Today we shall conquer not only the large waiting room but the dreaded tiny one. As long as everyone gets a clean bill of health in the end - then I suppose it will have all been worth it.


Nina @ Momma Go Round on Thursday, 01 July, 2010 said...

Good luck! I hate the waiting room myself, let alone with all the kiddos in tow. Thinking good thoughts for you!

Brooke on Friday, 02 July, 2010 said...

Hope it went well! I cracked up at the picture of you taking a swing set into the waiting made me think of the Dick Van Dyke's character in Mary Popins...with all of the instruments...we should invent mommy gear like that...but with slides and swings...I mean isn't that what we feel like we are anyway? A great big jungle gym? :)

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