Nothing like starting out the New Year

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by SRL, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    with a $75 medical bill so the doctor can tell your teenager the very same advice that they wouldn't listen to from you at home. :itching:

    Anyone else start 2010 with something as ridiculous?
  2. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Not yet- so are you going to tell us what the issue was?
  3. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    For my 75 bucks, the doctor told my kiddo to treat chronic dry, red skin on his hands, he should wash them for shorter periods of time, use a good quality skin cream several times a day, and when they're really bad use petroleum jelly with socks or gloves over them at night.

    Od course, I've never given any of that advice before. :doctor:
  4. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    LOL! You spent all this time practicing being a good mom only to learn that he doesn't take advice from mom but expects mom to foot the bill for someone else to tell him- is that what you're saying?
  5. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

  6. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    I already knew he wasn't listening and wasn't going to, which is why I sent him off to the doctor with his dad.

    Plus if it went any longer it was going to probably wind up costing me both in terms of more frustration as well as a trip to the dermatologist.

    Yes, wiped out, "argh" is right. Sigh...
  7. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Is he old enough to make him reimburse you for this? Seriously, it gets to a point where if they won't listen then they can pay the bill to hear the same thing from someone else.