Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of everything when you’re juggling several tasks at once – when you’re stressed, it’s easy to get distracted. When that happens, it’s always good to take a deep breath, step back and look at the situation calmly. I wish I had done that before going to the gynecologist!
I was due later that week for an appointment with the gynecologist, when early one morning I received a phone call from his office. I had been rescheduled for 9:30 AM that morning.
I had just packed the kids off to school and it was 8:45 already. The trip to his office usually took about 35 minutes so I didn’t have any time to spare.
As most women do, I like to make a little extra effort over hygiene when making such visits, but this time I wasn’t going to be able to make the full effort. So I rushed upstairs, threw off my bathrobe, wet the washcloth and gave myself a wash in “that area” in front of the sink, taking extra care to make sure I was presentable.
I threw the washcloth in the laundry basket, donned some clothes, hopped in the car, and raced to my appointment. I had been in the waiting room only a few minutes when he called me in.
Knowing the procedure, as I’m sure you all do, I hopped up on the table, looked over at the other side of the room and pretended I was in Hawaii or some other place a million miles away from there.
I was a little surprised when he said, “Oh my… we’ve taken a little extra effort this morning, haven’t we?”
Confused by his comment, I didn’t respond. The appointment was over. I heaved a sigh of relief, and went home. The rest of the day went normally – some shopping, cleaning, and the evening meal.
At 8:30 that evening, my 14 year old daughter was getting ready to go to a school dance when she called down from the bathroom:
“Mom, where’s my washcloth?”
I called back for her to get another from the cabinet.
She called back, “No! I need the one that was here by the sink, it had all my glitter and sparkles in it!”
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