Another one is in!!! Making time to go to the Doctor!
Being a mom, you begin to realize the value that each minute actually has. A 24 hour period, once known simply as “a day,” is now a race to accomplish a myriad of tasks from bathing and feeding little ones to hosting playdates, doing homework, and attending ballet classes and sports practices. We are also required to: Build forts as intricate as the Chrysler bldg., slay monsters, provide Wii games before they are even in production, throw 50 pound children in the air without dropping them, refill sippy cups for chain drinkers, keep our kids protected from the sun, predators, and plastic ware with the no# 3, 6, or 7 on the bottom, expose them to just enough germs to build their immune systems while carefully protecting them with just a little sanitizer, to avoid poisoning them.
Wow, I’m out of breath. The problem is we often forget to do important things for ourselves, like go to the doctor. When the kids are sick we find the time. Hell, if the kids get so much as a sniffle, it’s off to the pediatrician they go. Even their dental appointments are made six months in advance. So, why is it that we can’t find the time to get that yearly check-up, that pap smear, mammogram, dental cleaning…?
1. Schedule, schedule, schedule
2. Use your birthday
3. Location, location, location
4. Find a clinic
5. Have a sick plan