Fact #1: Being a mom is hard. Fact #2: Sometimes I’m not very good at it.
In light of these facts, I have a mom confession: I messed up.
My son recently had a toothache. Being the caring and concerned parent that I am, I took him to the dentist. The dentist replaced an old filling hoping that would solve the problem. It didn’t and by Saturday my son’s face looked like a watermelon.
Being the caring and concerned parent that I am, I waited until Monday to call the dentist.
During our visit to the dentist on Monday afternoon, he suggested that we go to a specialist and get a root canal for my son. He also sent us to the pharmacy for a super high-powered antibiotic.
Being the caring and concerned parent that I am (now trying to convince myself), I immediately picked up the antibiotics and called the specialist. The specialist required lots of money upfront to do the procedure and lots of money after the procedure. So I waited.
Yesterday we were back at the dentist where I learned that waiting isn’t always a good thing. The tooth abscessed (along with my guilt) and now we are on round two of antibiotics. We will be getting that dental work after all.
Ever feel like a really bad mom?