I went to WIC today. A bunch of dumb/bad things happened... First, there was a fire alarm, and we all of course, had to go outside. We went out a stairwell, but no one told us we couldn't come back in that way! So there we all were, about 20 or so of us, standing in the stairwell where we'd gone out, waiting for someone to let us in. Apparently, they expected us to go around the building and go in the front door. Gee... Thanks for telling us...
Then, I went back for my appt., and the lady asked me for proof of income, residence, immunization, etc. I said, "Uh, I don't have any of that. The last time I was in just to pick up checks, and I was told I only nneeded to bring the baby this time." So then she said this was a BF recirt., and I needed everything I didn't have.
: Again, thanks for telling us... I verified with sis that I was only told to bring DS, b/c I thought I was crazy. Sis agreed. So it was their mistake.
THEN, she said she NEEDED an immunization record, and I said we're claiming relig. exemption. So she said she needs a form for that. That was fine with me, but it was another thing I didn't have. What really got me about the whole appt. was that she said they have to keep everything, esp. shot records, updated for the state. I guess I knew that... But her saying it set off red flags for me. I mean, there's a vax registry, people generally don't like/agree with non-vaxers, and I don't want people calling me, bugging me about DS's vax status, etc. (I was involved with CPS once and don't wish to be again... So anything I think I can do to prevent it, I do, which means not drawing attn. to us!)
So anyway, I only got one month of checks for not having the requed. stuff. That I understand.
But I also understand/know I'm def. dropping out of the program. I don't want to be bothered by more people telling me how they think I should parent my child--feed him, vax, BF only for so long, etc etc. I'd decided to drop out before, but went to this appt. b/c I didn't feel like canceling it.
: But now the thought of going back is worse.
Plus we're doing ok without the help. The eggs, some of the milk, and the cheese we do use. But I'll just have to find a way to either afford them on FS, or cut them out. No big deal, really. The big deal is that I'm tired of having my privacy invaded.
Oh and FYI sis saw a roach in the WIC office today! That's another reason I'm not going back! Actually, I think it's more b/c of that than anything else. But the other things don't help.