Today I can't even....anything.
It started bad, small boy announced this morning that today was evacuee day at school and he needed a costume. That was grand except it was 8:30 am and we were on the way out the door to school. Full scale scattering match as we tried to round up a waistcoat and some brown paper. We totally nailed it, in a failingly crappy type of way. The idea was to dress up as a World War Two evacuee child. I'm not so sure they wore chinos and tweed waistcoats, but hey...
Dentist followed. Dentist for me. I've been having a course of 'treatment' lately - I knew my ostrich approach to dentistry would eventually land me in trouble and it all came home to roost about a month ago. Couple of broken teeth, niggling pains, yep it was time to book myself in. Some fears are so deep rooted that they just cannot be overcome, but pain is a super motivating factor. Problem was my favourite oral bio-mechanical structural engineer had up and done a moonlit flit to Armagh, without telling me and I was left high and dry.
Normally I get on well with all peoples, but the receptionists at the usual place were a bit sneery, I mean, what's a lapse of a handful of years in the grand scheme of things? "What's that? Kevin's left now? He's got married and moved away? He has three kids now? Really? when did that all happen?"
Anyhow I decided to shift camp and asked around. So glad I did, my new dentist is lovely. So lovely. Such a nice lady, and the added bonus, as my small daughter says, is her fingers are waaayyyyy smaller that the last dude's, it doesn't feel like you have a whole hand of bananas in there at all.
In a hypothetical kind of way, and on behalf of a friend, I asked her if she had any good ideas for folks who could be described as just the teensiest wee bit terrified, you know, just in case I ever needed to advise anybody. She told me to bring my ipod and some earphones. Life changing moment. There I lie blasting ELO though my brains at max. Mr Bumpy can't compete with Mr Blue sky. I win!
The after freeze face-ache is a killer tho....