- Going to get my hair cut - average wait time = 30 minutes - that's ridiculous
- Going to the OB/GYN - average wait time = 30 minutes - really? It was worse at my old practice...we're talking 45 - 60 minute wait. I had to leave!
- Doctor's office - average wait time = 20 minutes - the fact that I'm happy that it's only 20 minutes is pretty sad.
- Bloodwork - average wait time = 30 minutes
- The pediatrician's office - the longest we've waited has been 10 minutes.
- To get my flu shot - I went to my local grocery store's pharmacy and it was so quick!
- To get my car serviced - granted, I make an appointment, rush to get there, but while I'm waiting, they're actually working on something...for me!
- The tailor - always happy to see me.
- The nail place - again, always happy to see me, but I do get there less and less frequently these days - I'm in desperate need of a mani/pedi and someone to watch the babies while I indulge.
So, here's my new solution. I'm going to start to call ahead (particularly to my hair place) to see if whomever I'm seeing is running behind and to let them know that I'll be there, but I may be a little late. Why should I keep their tight schedule when they don't? Then I ask myself, am I just feeding the problem? If I am late with everyone else, aren't I just making it worse? Who knows?
Here are things that I feel like I'm always waiting for:
- The babies to wake up from their naps - sometimes I want to see them and sometimes I could just use some more time alone to get things done (i.e. showering, eating breakfast, the basics).
- The mail lady - I don't know why...we don't even get any good mail.
- The sun.
- Hailey and Matthew's smiles (especially when they're upset and they come unexpectedly or when they first wake up and they're totally happy to see me or when one is crying and the other is just beaming at me...don't know what it is, but it makes everything better).
- Time with my family.
- A kiss from Bill when he gets home from work.
- Someone to come and clean up the downstairs while we're bathing and putting the kids to bed...no, seriously...someone should offer that service - we'll clean up your living room and start dinner while you're spending quality time with your kids.