Living in Tulsa is a series of firsts, all of which I'm doing my best to embrace. A couple of months ago we all visited our new dentist. One of the hygienists recognized us from church. At the optometrist there were pictures with scripture everywhere. It's a strange, unfamiliar world to which we've moved. I could get used to this.
Yesterday was our first visit to the doctor here, and the boys' first visit to a doctor who's not a pediatrician AND is a woman. We all really liked her. And on the paperwork was the question (right near the top) Which church do you attend? How bizarre. I guess that's why the doc didn't hesitate to recommend a good Christian school for the kids.
Another fun first is the decision to finally take Than to a doctor for an ADHD evaluation. I go next week to get myself back to the ADD meds, before I go out of my mind. The new doctor actually talked with me about it like a civilized human being.
And the orthodontist! We love the orthodontist. We had two consultations before he'd schedule the brace replacement. He was sweet and thorough and I never once felt like he was looking down on me.
I guess that sums up my Tulsa experience. No one is condescending. In Florida I felt as though all of the professional people were snotty. Across the board. Yet another reason to fall madly in love with where I live. Embracing here isn't so hard when here is Tulsa.
Until I write again ...