19 April 2009
Who's on First?
Today we spent the evening at the emergency room, which I realized too late was more for my child’s amusement than was medically necessary. Fortunately, it was a waste of time and money. Anyway, when we got home she wanted to play “Doctor” so she handed me a green plastic work glove and said “Mommy, you be the Doctor”. I said “Ok” and donned the glove.
She was the patient (and the Director) and went to the waiting room to “exercise” until I called her. (Don’t ask me why, it’s her show…).
So, I called her and began the same inquiry you hear at the Doctor’s office or ER:
Doctor (Mommy): So, what brings you here today?
Patient (3 yr old): The bus.
Mommy (Doctor), completely breaking character: Laughs hysterically, then tries to rein herself in and resume her role….: “Ok, so why did you take the bus here today?”
Impatient Patient: (she replies as if that was a silly question) “Because I DON’T have a CAR!”
I felt like I was in a vaudeville routine! I love being a Mommy!