Thursday, March 18, 2010

Doctor, doctor, give me a cure...

While my oldest son is obsessed with vacuum cleaners and infomercials, my daughter has a definite interest in doctors. And "dentisters". Both of which she wants to be when she grows up. She also wants to be a princess and a mom, so I doubt she'll have much time to come and visit me in the nursing home.

We have a chart in her room and every night she stays in her room earns her a sticker. A full chart earns her a toy (within reason) of her choice. She finally filled her chart and guess what she picked? A doctor's kit. I've been seriously ill every day since. I've had my blood pressure taken. On my wrist. I've been given shots, all over my legs, all over my arms, in my stomach and my head.


"This might hurt," she says and pokes me with her "syringe". "Did that hurt?"
"Nope!"
So she pushes harder.
I think she might have to work on her bedside manner.

She's also picked up on concept of the waiting room. We wait. A lot. She makes me sit on the floor. And wait.

And wait.

"Is the doctor in yet?"  I'll ask.
"No."
"How about now?"
"No."

Sigh.

We read her dentist book over and over and over. The other day there was a show on about kids with cleft palates and the doctors that volunteer their time to fix them. She was mesmerized.  She didn't move for the entire show. She'd freak out if a commercial came on.

"Are the doctors coming back? Are the doctors coming back??" she'd shriek. I'd assure her that it was just a commercial and she'd sit back down. Obsessed. Then awhile back, the news had a piece about some local doctors and again, she was hypnotized.

I have three blisters on my hands from scooping 6 months of dog poop out of the backyard and she keeps begging to look at them. She likes to poke them. Paper cuts are fascinating to her. My pretty little 3 year old with the big brown eyes likes to look at blood. 

I figure she has a future in the medical field.

Or jail.

86 comments:

Noelle said...

HAHA! Here's to hoping it's the medical field!

Juliana said...

Tee hee, that picture is great and I so need that stuff for Johnny he would love it. Maybe you can give her a Mc....something name!

Veronica Lee said...

LOL, I love the pic of your beautiful daughter. Absolute cuteness!

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Crayon Wrangler said...

That story was hilarious and reminds me of a certain 4 year old that insists on taking my temperature with anything and everything that vaguely resembles a thermometer. Thankfully we are in a high tech age and she has no knowledge of the rectal kind!
Great post and I am now a follower!

Mama M. said...

Ha!! I loved it!! What a great post...you are a fabulous storyteller!

And your future doctor? She'll be intimidating nurses like me with that steely stare of hers!!

New follower!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

She's already learning that doctors take their sweet time. She's going to be a good doctor! Just keep the knives out of reach just in case she decides to practice surgical techniques.

Holly said...

She has a waiting room...that is hysterical!
Holly

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The Wifey said...

Hahahaha. LOVE IT.
I can't wait 'til my little one wants to do that stuff! :):):)

Tell her she can become a "dentister" if she doesn't get into medical school. Haha.

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Buckeroomama said...

Oh, I love this post!! We love to play doctor here, too,and my kids dole out "rainbow medicine." :)

Brian Miller said...

serious face! lol. kids are so fun!

JennyMac said...

she has a waiting room? LOL.

and you should just tell her it hurts a lot the first time she asks. haha.

Sunday said...

This is great. It reminds me of me when I was a little girl. I loved to play doctor too! (no, not THAT doctor!! LOL) and when I was a teenager I got a professional-series microscope and I would look at anything I could get my hands on. Gross stuff was my favorite!

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

She makes you wait in the waiting room...that is hilarious! and she is adorable!!

Mandy said...

THat picture is absolutely adorable! And I love that she makes you wait!! hahaha


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Daffy said...

Oh how I'm belly laughing! I so needed that....

Did it hurt?

No

... she pushes harder

June said...

She looks so determined!!
What a cutie.

Bossy Betty said...

Hey, she could have used that screwdriver!

Daenel said...

LOL She's so cute and determined looking. Happy Follow Friday, have a good weekend.

Chantel said...

lol..I love that she has a waiting room. My son never picked up on that. My daughter hasn't picked up on treating my husband or myself yet. She has managed to bandage the dog though.

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Haha, that look on her face!

Well, she'll either be an ER doctor or the person putting people in the ER...*chuckles*

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Too sweet. She's taking care of you. ;) Now, tell me more about this sticker for staying in your room concept! Why have I not thought of it for bedtime!?! ACK!!!

Mrsblogalot said...

Prod her towards the plastic surgery end. I'm going to need. Much work by the time she graduates.

Angela said...

i love it!
i think i used to do stuff like that to my mom when i was kid, and then she pawned me off on my older brother. and suddenly my doctor's kit disappeared... =\

Tracie said...

That's so funny! The look on her face tells me that she would be a commanding presence in the hospital. (She's adorable, btw.)

Mama Bird said...

The Medical field would be graet! My son is looking like he's more on the blue collar route! Traucks, Garbage, Dirt!!
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3LittleMonkeys said...

HAHAHA...that's funny! At least she can support you through retirement!

Angie Muresan said...

She's way too cute for jail. Medical is the better choice.

Raelene said...

Your kids sound like they have big wonderful personalities!! I love that she "pushed harder" LOL!!!!

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Imperfect Stepford Wife said...

I just love your daughter. Ha ha on the future predictions...Save this Post.

Jennifer M said...

Hilarious. At least she'll be able to provide for you, in more ways than one, in the medical field.
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Farah said...

hahah thats really cute! such a pretty lil girl too! xoxo

Tropical Mum said...

It's amazing what fascinates the kids at such an early age. My 6 y.o. has decided he's going to be an archeologist--where he learned what that is I have no idea!

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Hillbilly Willy said...

Kid may grow up to be a doctor.

10-4 Willy

brainella said...

We'll all hope for the field of medicine. :-) Or maybe vet!

Em Static said...

That's too adorable!

Hey, thanks so much for the kind words last night. It'd really just this lady I work(ed) with getting caught up in a vicious cycle until she finally got herself fired. I was incredibly annoyed with her at the time.

Thanks a lot, though. <3

When did I become my Mom said...

U always crack me up girl. Let's hope it's medicine... Wouldn't it be cool to say "we always knew she was going to be a doctor... ever since she was a little girl."

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

I have a fungus toe your daughter might like to take a look at...

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

PS Your daughter is adorable. And this post was AWESOMENESS. I was obsessed with all kinds of illness as a kid too. So I can totally relate to her. I read gazillions of books about kids suffering from every kids of illness imaginable. Not sure what the allure really was except that it all seemed so serious, tragic, and important. You are a magnificent writer! I love your blog.

mrs. b. said...

HAHA! so cute. and seriously love that photo!

CRAZYMOM said...

I thought you meant she was begging to see the dog poop. Maybe it's the lack of sleep or the coffee was too weak today...it took me a minute to realize you meant the blisters. :)

Erin said...

My gals have a doctor's kit and LOVE it. I get poked and prodded all day long, but it keeps them busy, so....I can't complain, right?

Unknown Mami said...

I hope she picks doctor instead of dentist. No one is ever happy to go to the dentist.

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Michele said...

That is too funny!!
Love it.
What a little character she is ;)

Love the pic as well.
Classic look, I get it all the time as well.

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freckletree. said...

this is so brilliant. i can't tell you how much i love her.

it sounds like you've got a serious brain on your blistered hands.

congratulations.

Jess said...

Hahah! Love it.

Sarah said...

That's so adorable! What a cutie. And so motivated! By the way, I love the word dentisters!

Tina said...

....midwife here...and MOST interested in poop, pee, puke, mucous, blood...you are probably on to something. :)

Nezzy said...

How funny, medicine or murder! Heeheehe! She makes the sweetest doctor I've ever met.

My daughter was born with a heart defect and spend a lot of time around hospitals growin' up. She would don the stethoscope I used to take her pulses before medication and run up and down our hall yellin', "callin' Dr. Charity!" One time she put the stethoscope to the cat while it was purrrrrring and looked up at me with her big browns and said...." mommy it's motor is runnin'!!!" Kids....gotta love 'em.

You have a wonderfully blessed day, sweetie!!!

Bri said...

I was totally mesmerized by your post..until the last sentence and it gave me a good laugh. What a precious child! She's got a great future ahead of her! And oh, sorry 'bout the blisters in your hand! :)

Nina Say said...

That is the greatest expression I've ever seen!

I'm also stopping by to say hi! I haven't talked to you in a while!

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kanishk said...

, that picture is great
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Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

What fun she is. I find it interesting how mesmerized she was with the doctor show. I think the doctor's kit was a great toy choice too. I had one like that but was more into giving the pills out than doing shots. Love the waiting room too--how funny!

Congrats on your SITS day!

Astrid said...

Your daughter is awesome! LOL!!! My girls aren't nearly as interested in their doctor kit as your daughter seems to be.
Happy SITS day!

Tsquared417 said...

Great pic...here's hoping doctor!

Saving The Day said...

I had to laugh! This story totally reminds me of my own little 9 y/o psychopath.

Since toddlerhood, she has been obsessed with blood, guts and the TV show CSI or ANY TV program that shows real surgeries.

Visiting the Dr doesn't phase her one bit. Shots? Stitches? She doesn't even flinch.

I figure she's either going into the medical field, or she's taking notes for her future career as a sociopath.

Laura said...

This post brings back memories of when my girls had their doctor's kit. Kids get such a thrill out of playing doctor, especially the giving shots part.

Happy SITS Day!

Erin said...

Love it. We have a real blood pressure cuff and stethoscope for my son (he had a stroke and kidney damage) and my girls love to play with it. Their brother hates it when they try to play doctor on him. But he sees enough drs to last him forever. So I get to be the patient. Their imaginations kill me but they haven't clued into the waiting room yet.

Sarah said...

This is too cute. SITS brought me here today and I am following your blog from now on and will continue to do so as long as you are up and running. I want to know if she does become a doctor! I'd bet on it.. lol

simplysandi said...

Stopping by from SITS. Loving your blog.

Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation said...

I vote for the medical field ;)

Gwenevere said...

"Did that hurt?" "Nope" then I'll make it hurt...have you seen Little Shop of Horrors...My money is on "Dentister". And hey don't feel too bad about her not visiting you in the nursing home, when your mind goes, you won't care!

And that's not a knock on you....I'm just saying...from experience...and the fact that I help take care of my husbands grandparents who like next door and one is dying from dementia.

Date Girl said...

How cute is that? I love that she understands waiting rooms and how doctors always make you wait. I hope she does become a doctor. How cool to be able to tell her she's wanted to be one since she was 3 years old?

Marie said...

Oh yea, this isn't a passing thought she is going in the medical field....Some people are just born knowing what they are going to do in life. :)

By the way, she is sooo cute!

Joann Mannix said...

She's definitely going into the medical field. My youngest daughter is 12 and she's always been like that, especially with animals. Our labradoodle just had puppies. She was in the birthing box with me, every step of the way. One puppy needed some attention at birth and she stepped right in and delivered the next 2! Your daughter is showing the same tendencies mine does. And she already has the waiting thing in the bag!

Kerri said...

Too cute! Love that picture too! I love the part about the waiting room! Hysterical!
Happy SITS day!

Carrie said...

LOL, my girls both get that same look: kinda cute, kinda intense, a little bit scary :)

Here's voting for medical field!

Christina said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!

Love this post, sooo funny!!

Leah Rubin said...

So maybe she'll combine the two and become a coroner... She's a riot, and super-cute!

Kaylen said...

She is adorable!! I love the waiting room game. I think a lot of parents would love for the chance to play a game where they have to just sit and wait. :)

I'm subscribing-you're darling!!

Just Another Mom of 2 said...

Oh my goodness, I'm sitting here cracking up! I love it. You definitely have a new follower in me. What a great post- and hopefully she goes with medicine!

chele said...

She sounds amazing. You definitely have a future doctor on your hands.

Young Wife said...

Congrats on your SITS Day! Your daughter is adorable.

Donnetta said...

What a LOOK she's giving! :) TOO CUTE!

Enjoy your SITS day!

Lorri Jeanne said...

She has the waiting part down pretty good, lol. Love the expression on her face!

Cheryl said...

OMG!!!! What a look. She is adorable. LMBO at your post.

LivingInspired said...

Oh boy! I hope it's the medical field!

caitysparkles said...

Oh that is adorable! My sister Corinne was the same exact way as a kid. We used to call her Dr. Cori!

just another Belle said...

hahaha what a cutie! be encouraged that your daughter is interested in more than just princesses and barbie. sounds like you're raising a a wonderful child! :)

Heather said...

I think it's so great that you encourage her by sitting still for so long. I'm CERTAIN that my mother would never have done such a thing. Your daughter will be better for it, I'm sure.

Sounds like she's a pretty smart cookie!

*colette* said...

What a cutie! I love your writing style, you are so hilarious! Found you from #sitsblogging

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