This morning I had 3 dentist appointments for me and 2 of my children.
This is a new dentist office we decided to try. My husband had been there before, but we hadn't taken the kids.
So, I got ALL 5 KIDS UP AT 6:30 and left the house at 7:30 to drive the 20 minutes to the office.
I was filing out paper work when they called Benjamin back. He looked at me and I said, "Will you be okay?"
He said yes, he would be fine. He's a big man now.
I finished the paper work and walked through the door and told the receptionist that I was going to check on my son. She said OK.
When I got back there, the dental hygienist was flossing Ben's teeth. I smiled and said "I just came back to check on him." She stopped working and said that the dentist hadn't been back to see him yet, they would let me know when they did. But she wouldn't continue working. She finally, after moments of me just looking at her, said "Ma'am, you can't be back here."
I can't be back here?
No. You can't be back here.
So, I said "that is my child, I gave birth to him."
Yes, she knew that, but it is policy. "We have found out that children behave better without their parents."
I AM ONE ANGRY MAMMA!
First off: IS THAT LEGAL? I mean, can they seriously take my child into a BACK ROOM where it is just my child and a dental hygienist in the room? IN THE BACK ROOM????
Second: Do you, someone who has never EVEN MET MY CHILD presume to know how to get him to behave better than his own Mamma!
I am astounded. I am baffled. How is this even possible? Do people really just leave their child in the hand of a stranger? And, yeah, they probably do behave better because they are scared out of their minds! I can't even believe it.
So, we left. Not my child. Not my child.
I am getting ready to make some phone calls. Whose rules are these? Is this legal?
I'll be back.
Mad, angry Mamma.