Remember my Kids are Weird post from last week? It really always boils down to the parents, doesn't it?
I got into an argument with a mom at work today. She was insisting that I schedule her daughter at 4pm and I was insisting that we save the after-school appointments for school-age children. It's hard for high schoolers to miss school for a dental check-up.
The upset mother: Are you saying that my child's education isn't as important as a high schooler??
I would never say that. Oh, except for the fact that the patient who would be missing school is 18 MONTHS OLD!
Yes, lady, your daughter missing school is not as important as a high school student missing school. That is exactly what I am saying.