Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Crap, we have school tomorrow.
And true to my genetic code, I waited until TODAY to fill the prescription for Big J's ADD meds. Maybe I was supposed to start giving it to him two days ago? I sort of can't remember, but I was able to FIND the prescription AND the free coupons, and so we are already batting over 100, or doing a hat trick or bowling a turkey, or whatever it is you call it when you find that TINY (and yet very important) piece of paper even though there was a GREAT likelihood that you could have mailed the prescription in one of your Christmas cards. Note to doctors: please make prescription pads FLORESCENT.
I took four children up to Walgreens and dropped the prescription off, and was told that they don't work with our insurance provider anymore (make. mental. note.), but that they could indeed fill my prescription because I had a coupon for a free month's worth of drugs. This kind of stuff NEVER works itself out, particularly at Walgreens, and so I am expecting that the universe is going to send me a bout of acne or maybe a root canal. But at the time, it was a SCORE, except for the part about not taking my insurance anymore, because I won't remember that in February. But also? I had this other enormous tri-folded cardboard box that my pediatrician gave me, which was a *supposedly* a coupon for a YEARS worth of drugs--and it was obnoxious. Except, when I handed it to the people at Walgreens they looked confused, as it wasn't a coupon exactly, but a secret spy contraption meant to hook into a USB port on my computer, or something. WTH?????
Since when did coupons stop being made out of paper, because I can't believe that it is economical for a company to create a mobile computer device SIMPLY for me to go to their website and PRINT their coupon AND then give me a free year's worth of stuff. Newsflash: I could have saved you 42 steps here and my burning irritation, because if you're gonna give me free stuff, then I am kind of a sure thing and am completely unimpressed by fancy computer doo-dads. It all sounds ODDLY like something fancy that's REALLY going to require me to purchase 2,357 boxes of tampons before I get my free drugs.
Whatever. We'll cross that bridge next month, when I'm looking for THAT coupon. For now, we have 30 days of free Focalin and let's place bets as to when, exactly, I am going to remember that I need to pick up another prescription from my pediatrician and take it to somewhere other than Walgreens before we run out of our 30 magic focus pills?
Parenting just got a whole lot more complicated.