Here’s my vent:
I took my three older kids to the dentist today. I’ve really liked the office up until now because they usually try to help me with getting all the kids in with the least amount of hassle. Usually, I park right in front and then send one child in at a time and they motion to me when it’s time for the next child and then I send the others in until everyone is done. Today I had to take the twins in with me (rather than staying in the car) because one of the kids had a cavity and the dentist needed to talk to me. The twins were being really good, so I ended up staying in the waiting room. Now, the waiting room services both the dentist and a physical therapy office, and is owned by a husband/wife pair. The wife is the dentist, the husband the physical therapist. Someone from the physical therapy office came over and said to me with a fake smile on her face, “can we use our indoor voices, please?” HUH? Indoor voices? These are our indoor voices. Garrett was talking in his 3 year old voice which is a little higher pitched than say a 5 year olds, but he certainly wasn’t being loud, and neither were the twins. I was SO upset. How dare she? So, I told them to cancel the appointments that had been made for 6 months from now because I needed to find a family friendly office. I explained that if I couldn’t even sit in the waiting room for 45 minutes without being asked to be quiet then it wasn’t the office for me. They called and apologized when I got home, and I know that it was someone from the physical therapy office and not the dental office who said something to me, but I’m still mad. Wouldn’t you be?