Thursday, November 12, 2009

Only in My World

So I started the week off with a bang this Monday by totally embarrassing myself. I phoned my clinic to set up an appointment and got the familiar recording "I'm sorry, all our receptionists are busy with other patients, please stay on the line". Just when I heard the "I'm sorry" part the little one from dayhome walked past me and an odiferous scent followed her. So while the recorded message was playing, and me in my wisdom knowing what it was saying, asked the little one "Are you poopy?". As soon as I said that I realized someone had interrupted the familiar recording and had said hello and now was saying "Pardon?". I realized I had just inquired of the lovely receptionist if she was poopy. I, of course, started to laugh nervously and apologize, and she said that was ok, but I noticed she wasn't laughing and transferred my call pretty fast. Maybe I'm onto something for obtaining quicker service. LOL. The original little poopy offender, as my life seems to dictate, was not after all.

The whole situation got me to thinking about a comment my Mom had given me not too terribly long ago. She was having tea with me in daytime and it was a time when 4 of the six of the dayhome kids were still in diapers at that time. She said that I would never be out of the diaper stage because when I ever got out of dayhoming I would probably have grandkids coming. The thought, if I let it, almost sends me into a panic. LOL. My oldest is turning 20 in February and I have been dayhoming since starting a family so that has been 20 years of diapering several children several times a day for 20 years. I wonder how tall a pile of diapers that would make? Hey, maybe I can get my name into the Guiness World Book of Records. Maybe I should give those people a call! Do they give cash awards?

Clearly, diapers have been on my mind for way too much of my adult life and maybe I should start considering another vocation for my remaining work life.

10 comments:

Thom said...

LOL...I just love the reaction from the woman that answered your call. Too funny. Just think how much money everyone would make if they gave cash awards. I need to invest in diaper stock now that I think about it :)

ellen b. said...

I kind of feel that way about cleaning toilets. I guess no matter what I do I'll never be able to stop cleaning toilets though...:0)

Karen said...

What a great story! Thanks for giving me a good laugh. (I feel the same way as Ellen B.)

Barbara H. said...

LOL! I wouldn't think she was offended -- anyone who has been around children at all would know that is a very reasonable question!!

Faith said...

lol...I am home with a weird infection today and this totally cracked me up.....too funny!

Don't get mad at me but I actually miss the diaper stage at times...altho....i sure as heck haven't been doing it for 20 yrs like you!
Love ya!! thanks for making my gloomy day brighter!!

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

I'm with Faith, I on occasion miss those diaper days! :)
Funny story BTW!!!

Melli said...

ROFL! I have a friend who has done what you've done - and sure enough, two years ago her first grandchild came into her home for daycare! And now BOTH of her grandkids are in HER care! LOL! (and the only problem with THAT deal is it's too easy to say to the parent that can't "pay" this week -- oh, that's okay!)

PastorMac's Ann said...

That is just too too funny, Susanne!

nikkipolani said...

You know, sometimes you just have to let those misunderstandings go by -- too difficult to fix now! But it sure makes for a funny story :-)

Karyn said...

LOL! You're too funny. I'm surprised at the receptionists reaction, though. It is a perfectly normal question to ask a diapered child while ignoring a recording.

BTW....as Gramma, you do not have to do diapers unless you are actually babysitting. I'd say you've done your share, for sure!