Have you ever had something happen to you in public and you think to yourself – I bet the people witnessing this will tell their family about this at the dinner table tonight?
Here is one such tale.
When my boys where about 6 and 8 years old I had to bring them with me to my dermatologist appointment. Yes, I know, you’d think that after being a parent for this long I would know better. In my defense my doctor had mentioned that I’d be done in a matter of minutes. Apparently I was delusional about my children’s ability to sit quietly with a book. More importantly I had forgotten that my children need merely seconds to mortify me.
*WARNING TO THE SWEAMISH* There is mention of a scalpel
The boys sat in the exam room with me while I waited for the doctor. I was just there to have some skin tags removed from my back. I didn’t even need to change into a gown. After a quick hello to the nurse and doctor (whose skin is perfection) the doctor simply lifted up the back out my shirt and asked me to round my back. Just as she picked up the scalpel and started to remove the first skin tag both of my boys jumped out of their chairs and started grabbing and poking at my belly exclaiming “Why is it all mushy”, “Has it always been this way” ? “No mom really, it’s muuuushy”! There was no stopping them.
Without missing a beat my doctor replied “I’m pretty sure the two of you have something to do with it”.
As I walked out of the office I thought to myself – At least the nurse will have a funny story from work to share at the dinner table tonight.