Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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mouse's picture mouse

I'm not good in those situations either and stumbled through a few uncomfortable conversations with other pregnant women while waiting for the OB.

The bit about L.'s agitation over the doctor's lateness reminds me of John Ortiz saying that he never has to worry about his clients with Asperger's missing appointments or running late and that he hears from them in no uncertain terms if he does.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

When L.'s doctor did come out, he said to her in an exasperated tone: "you know you're FORTY minutes late" and she meekly apologized. She's used to it by now.


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

It happens sometimes, doesn't it. I usually find myself smiling and nodding. Not adding much. And sometimes feeling badly later too.


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Oh and I'm sorry, but I've just got to mention...it seems like that kind of waiting room ought to stay pretty strict to schedule? It's in no one's best interest to wait like that, is it?!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

No, it surely is not! The poor doctor is over-scheduled, in general, and I try to prepare L. But it's still annoying/difficult to have to wait that long.