“First, a true confession: I have two kids … and absolutely no idea when their yearly check-ups are. Originally, they were the same months as their birthdays, January and November. Simple, right? Not so much, since you can’t schedule next year’s appointment at this year’s appointment.
“It doesn’t work that way,” our pediatrician’s office told me. “Call us four months in advance.” With no reminder, I forgot … until January rolled around. Before I knew it, the January appointment was in May. November moved to February. I forgot a few more times. You get the gist.”
Kari Popov, Mass Device, 14 February 2011