Or maybe make that quickly.
I've gotten very absent-minded of late. Of the last 4 events/appointments we've planned to attend, I've screwed up 3 of them. A baby shower brunch - that's at 2pm, right? Wrong! By chance, I thought to double-check the invite with enough time to spare to get me there at 10. Not so lucky with Elliot's friend's birthday party. I was certain it was from 2-4 but decided to look at the invite again for some reason. And found out that it was from 11-1. And I discovered this at 1:13. Oops. (Bad mommy!)
But the best/worst snafu was from this morning. On Friday, we got a letter from the children's hospital saying that Felix's referral to the ENT specialist to discuss tubes in his ears had gone through (lightening fast, I thought!) and was scheduled for the 22nd at 9:15. I read it a few times to confirm. Still felt weird about it, since it had happened so fast, thought maybe I had misread and it said 2011, so I dug it out again this morning and double checked. Yep, June 22, 9:15.
We got there just on time and I registered with the receptionist. Who couldn't find us on the day's list. I pulled out the letter and confirmed, to myself, that it was correct. Until she said it was for July 22nd. I read it again. Yep. That's what it said.
Oops. She said the doctor we were referred to wasn't even in the clinic that day, otherwise they would have squeezed us in. Oh well. There was a huge electric train display in the lobby and Felix watched fasicinated as train after train went by - "Thomsi!" he would shout, when the Thomas engine went past. Good times. Turns out they are there Monday through Friday from 9-11. Must make a visit with Elliot. He would love it!
It's a good thing there's a detailed double-check system in my bookkeeping and tax software. I wouldn't want me in charge of my finances just now, not with this history!