“This is your first…isn’t it?”
These were the parting words the walk-in doctor said to my wife and I, as we were about to leave clinic with my sick daughter.
I don’t think he meant ill with his words –my wife even described his approach as “suave” (I think smug was more fitting) — but it did make me question where I stand as a parent.
Was it right to come here?
Are we just overreacting over a little Cold?
Should we not have taken her to the hospital the night before?
I really didn’t have a clue. Being only 19 months new into this parenting gig, this was the only way I knew how to be.
An over-worried parent.