One positive to having a packed schedule and solo-parenting during the week, I no longer put something off until it becomes an emergency.
Last week, I took the car in to the shop. I would typically wait until it can't wait any longer, but (1) I had a friend in town who helped get me to and from the shop and rental car place and (2) the thought of being stranded on the side of the road with 3 kids, or worse, by myself unable to get the 3 children, made me be a bit more proactive than I normally would. Thankfully I didn't wait, as the wheel was about to fall off the car. If it had, it would have resulted in what the mechanic called a 'likely catastrophic' accident. Whew!
On Sunday night, Matthew had a rough night and sounded a bit croupy. Though I would normally wait and see, I booked a pediatrician appointment for Monday morning, as the idea of a late night ER visit sounded very bad. No need to treat for croup, but Matthew did have a raging ear infection. No wonder he was so cranky.
This morning, I went to the ER for some abdominal pain I have been having for over a week. Though I would normally wait and see, I really can't wait to see if it becomes a persistent health issue. Thankfully, I don't have one. The pain likely comes either from a ruptured cyst or a slight hernia. The ultrasound put my mind at ease that it wasn't something more concerning. Another whew!
Hmmm--maybe not procrastinating is the way to go. A novel idea for me!