Extra Effort

From: Mommy Jen


I was due later that week for an appointment with the gynecologist when early one morning I received a call from his office. I had been re-scheduled for 9:30 AM that morning. I had just packed everyone off to work and school, and it was around 8:45 already.

The trip to his office usually took about 35 minutes so I didn't have any time to spare. As most women do, I'm sure, I like to take a little extra effort over hygiene when making such visits, but this time I wasn't going to be able to make the full effort. So I rushed upstairs, threw off my dressing gown, wet the washcloth and gave myself a wash in "that area" in front of the sink, taking extra care to make sure that I was
presentable. I threw the washcloth in the clothesbasket, donned some clothes, hopped in the car and raced to my appointment.

I was in the waiting room only a few minutes when they called me in. Knowing the procedures, as I am sure you all do, I hopped up on the table, looked over at the other side of the room and pretended I was in Hawaii or some other place a million miles away from here. I was a little surprised when he said: "My...we have taken a little extra effort this morning, haven't we?", but I didn't respond. The appointment over, I heaved a sigh of relief and went home.

The rest of the day went normal, some shopping, cleaning and the evening meal, etc. At 8:30 that evening my 14 year old daughter was preparing to go to a school dance, when she called down from the bathroom, "Mom - where's my washcloth?"

I called back for her to get another from the
cabinet. She called back, "No I need the one that was here by the sink. It had all my glitter and sparkles in it..."


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