Friday, March 26, 2010

How to Spend $60 Without Even Trying

Two kids, Four ears, Three ear infections.

$20 copay for E
$20 copay for A
$10 prescription for E
$10 prescription for A (and let's say a little thank goodness we have good insurance and thank goodness 30 million other Americans will soon have insurance, too)

Then, let's see, add in another $20 for the trip to Wendy's. Our pediatrician sees same day sick kids at noon. So they stuck us in the far back exam room, one I've never ever seen, much less been in. And we waited. And waited. And waited some more. Wednesday night counts as one of the top 5 worst nights ever in terms of non sleeping. Elizabeth crying and whimpering and in PAIN from 11 pm - past 2 am. Andrew feverish, awake, unhappy roughly the same time period.

Sticking a sleep deprived mom in a small, empty, cold waiting room for over an hour with her two sleep deprived, grumpy, hungry, in-pain, sick kids is really, really not a fun experience. We were desperate for food and a treat after finally getting out of there, and a drive through was required, so Wendy's it was.

I've been trying this month to rein in spending, and for Lent I gave up chocolate.

But you better believe there were Frosty's all around.


MEI said...

Hope they are feeling better, and you have gotten some sleep. I would've had a Frosty too. ;-)

Laurie said...

Oh, that sounds miserable. I hope that everyone is on the mend. And, if you all find yourself awake in the middle of the night again and need some company, feel free to come on over. Chances are we're up to ;)

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