At the dentist for MG's first filling...
"We would prefer that you wait for her out here."
Inside I'm thinking, "I would prefer not to have to find a new dentist."
But I said very calmly, "We can't come back with her?" as I prepared to say, "Ok, then, we're leaving!" if the answer was yes.
"One of you can," she said. So I stood down. BJ is with her. When I took Claire to the bathroom just now I heard Mary Grace cry out, "Ow! Ouch!!!" and I instantly got a headache. It is taking a great deal of willpower to keep myself in this lobby.
Being a mom is hard. And I'll bet getting my teeth cleaned with a headache is gonna suck.