But today it's a hat day. Rachael woke up with what appears to be an abscessed tooth. Our regular dentist does not have hours today (two things one can't do on a Monday; 1. get a haircut, and 2. have a dental emergency). so I am waiting for the 9:00 hour and will start calling around.
When these kinds of things happen I have that burst of clear thinking and sort of overdrive. I go through this check list of essentials:
1. What do I have on the schedule today? can I clear it/change it?
2. What are all the other people in the house's schedule?
3. How will we pay for the (insert crisis or quasi-crisis here)?
4. Can I get a cup of coffee before we go?
And there are some days that call for a hard hat. Thanks be to God not today.
Sometimes dads have to do this too. Only they have to get their own hats.
As it turns out I was able to get an appointment with a group my other daughter goes to. So- off to do some of the other errands before the dentist--lets see, where's my hat?---