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By M Davies   /     May 25, 2006  /     Medical Issues, Mommyhood, The Pre-Dooce File  /     0 Comment

I was at the OB-Gyn for my tri-weekly checkup (which is now changing to bi-weekly because I only have 10 weeks to go!) and sat in the waiting room for approximately an hour after my originally scheduled appointment.  The waiting room was library-quiet until this woman and her 4 year old son came in.  The reason I know he was four was because he kept announcing it.  LOUDLY.  He also proceeded to stare and point at several patients and say "What's with that lady".  "What is that lady here for", "Where does that lady work", etc, etc.  The key word here is LOUD.  The kid may have only been there for 10 minutes, but I don't think that he shut up the entire time.  I don't know about you, but I am not easily entertained by kids who can't be kept under control.  This is the exact reason why I don't bring Gabby to the doctors office.  It would be a disaster waiting to happen.  I either take her to daycare, leave her with a family member/Rich or I don't go at all.  The only way I could see taking her with me was if the doctor appointment was specifically for her, or if I was deathly ill and could not find anyone to watch her.  I don't understand why parents insist on bringing their heathen children to doctors offices.  It's one thing if you have a well behaved child…but with young kids, they do not have much (if any) of an attention span, and get bored easily.  Boredom leads to disaster.  Outbursts, Hyperactivity and other such things to attract attention to themselves. To me this is not amusing….and I'm sure other patients feel the same way.  Do us all a favor and leave your damn brats at home!!!!!

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