Thursday, October 23, 2008

One of those days!

So before I vent, I should give some background. This week I started babysitting for a family in Woodburn, the town that we will be moving to in 1 WEEK!!!!!!!!! It's supposed to be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, but this week the lady asked if I could babysit on Wednesday too. So on Monday I babysat for my cousin, and then Tuesday-Friday I babysat a 1-year old, a 2-year old, and then they also have a 5-year old who goes to all day Kindergarten and then after school programs so I don't see her too much! So to sum it up, I haven't been able to get much done during the week! I leave our house at 7:15 am, and don't get back until 6 pm. Then I feed Mais, the trooper, dinner, and then it's straight to bed because we get up so early!

So... since I can't really do things during the day anymore, (who wants to drag a 2-year old and 2 1-year olds to the grocery store? That's suicide!) I had to stop at Wal-Mart on my way home yesterday to drop off a prescription for my pre-natal vitamins. Mais was hungry and tired and very uncooperative. And let's just say, Wal-Mart employee's weren't very quick! (What should I expect?) So today, I stopped by again on my way home to pick up the prescription because they don't keep that specific kind in stock so they had to order it. They said it would be ready anytime after 3:30 pm. So at 5:30 I got to Wal-Mart and went to the pharmacy. I had Mais strapped into the shopping cart and again she was being very uncooperative! The pharmacy lady told me that it wasn't ready yet and to come back in 15 minutes. I really wanted to say, "would you like to watch my screaming 1 year old for 15 minutes?" But instead I politely said, "Ok, I'll be back." I was talking on the phone to my mom and she had a great idea! Buy Mais some chicken nuggets from the McDonald's in Wal-Mart to keep her occupied for the 15 minutes! Great idea Mom! So I went straight over to McDonald's and bought some chicken nuggets. All six of them ended up catapulted out of the cart and my crazy 1-year old was OUT OF CONTROL! We kept walking around the store, and all of the people were starring at me, well probably Maisey, but it was very embarrassing. Finally 15 minutes had past so I went up to the pharmacy again only to wait in another 10 minute line. When I got to the front, the same lady that helped me 25 minutes ago acted like she had never seen me. (I don't know how you can't remember Maisey screaming!) I told her my name and my birth date and she looked me up in the computer and said that it still wasn't ready. So I said, "I will stand here and wait then!" She went to the back, and magically it was ready! She told me it was $35 and I thought that was a lot, but I couldn't deal with that right now. I didn't care how much it cost, I just wanted to get Mais out of that store and back in the car. I swiped the card, took the pills, and off we went.

When we got home, I strapped Mais in her high chair (we are now way behind schedule because it took so long) and gave her some dinner, because she didn't eat ANY of the chicken nuggets. I told my mom that I though $35 for a one-month supply of pre-natal vitamins was kind of expensive and she agreed. So I looked on the slip that comes with it to find out how much the insurance covered. I couldn't find that amount anywhere. I looked in the bag to look at the prescription only to find 15 days worth of pills there. So I immediately call the Wal-Mart pharmacy and I am on hold for 12 minutes until finally I talk to someone. They tell me that they must have overlooked my insurance so I will be getting a $25 refund (Good thing!) and that they accidentally only gave me half of the quantity and the rest of it is sitting there! What a pain!

So I guess I will be venturing off to Wal-Mart Pharmacy again tomorrow evening! Wish me Luck!


Randena Michelle said...

Isn't it awful when you have days like that, you just look forward to getting into bed and having it be over for a few hours! sorry you had to endure that!

Monica said...

WOW! Good luck with today! I totally hate the scene in public where everyone thinks you need to take control of your kids. It is way embarrassing. Again, good luck!

Anonymous said...

I think I'd be changing pharmacies! I remember times when my kids have thrown a fit and I've had to leave a full, unpaid for, cart in the isle an go home. Good luck!!!

The Hadley Family said...

I'm pretty sure the pharmicist that waited on you at Wal Mart is the same one that my mom gets stuck with at the Arkansas Wal Mart she goes to- EVERY time they always mess her up and even though she's come to expect it, she still often has to make a trip back to "fix" things. Congratulations on baby #2 and buying your first home. We are very happy for you and Shaun.