Tuesday, July 10, 2007

So, are you done then? continued ....

I couldn't resist this follow up to my last post.

I had my appointment with the dental hygienist this morning for my cleaning. My regular hygienist wasn't there so I met someone new. Lovely lady, very chatty and friendly.

(On a side note, sitting in the dentist's chair wearing a linen shirt and scratchy lace bra straps, 2 days after having your back sunburned at the beach because you were so busy making sure your kids didn't get burned that you forgot to reapply sunblock to your own back - eh, kinda painful!)

We got chatting about me staying at home with the children, went through the usual small talk around this 'oh you're so fortunate to stay at home, bet they keep you busy, it's the hardest job in the world' etc, etc, etc. With a mouth full of latex covered fingers and metal implements, my responses were 'uh huh', 'uh huh' and 'uh huh'!

So the inevitable question - 'what do you have?' I tell her an almost 3 year old girl, and a 9 month old boy to which she exclaimed 'A boy and a girl - yay! - So that's you done then'.

I felt all the responses I wanted to say rise in me - but did I use them? Of course not - her hands and tools were back in my mouth so I just smiled and nodded!

Hmmpphh!

12 comments:

Kimberly said...

Okay, I'm laughing out loud! Not just because of the irony of her fingers in your mouth when you might have wanted to retort, but because I have a sunburn for the -exact- same reason you do.

Except I'm staying home all day so I don't have to wear a bra. =P

The Good Woman said...

Aye. Difficult to explete at someone with a canteen of cutlery down your throat. May I suggest carrying a metal spoon around with you as chewing on it seems an effective way of avoiding confrontation!

andi said...

Do you get this one too - A boy and a girl? Oh, now you have the perfect family.

Ah! Stop by my house for a few hours and tell me how perfect we seem...

And don't you hate it when they talk to you at the dentist? They should give you a keyboard so that you could actually respond to their inane chatter.

Sara said...

I hope you don't mind, I have tagged you for a meme.

Sara

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Oh geez. How ironic!

Good choice to not say anything. Tool lady could have done some damage!

Damselfly said...

Yeah, hygenists have to know you can't really have a conversation when you're having your teeth worked on!

Flamenco Mom said...

Oh my gosh, I swear I had the same conversation with the hygienist at the dentist too! I was so happy when she started talking about how being a SAHM is such a tough job and then BAM! She hits me with the "so you're done then right?" bit. Were it not for the fact that she had those scary tools in her hand I might've clocked her.

isabel_kallman said...

savvy decision.

Tinamtl said...

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA

if she only knew LOL

Stay at home dad said...

Very good last couple of posts. We used to get it all the time, with one child. But I think I somehow mentally deflect the questions now like one of the X Men.

Iota said...

You could have spluttered "I'm going to tell my blog-readers about you", but she did have all those tools...

Slackermommy said...

You were smart not to say something! You could do something immature like egg her car.