5.28.2009

Oh Really?

By now, I'm QUITE aware I have a very high spirited child. Active. Busy. Whatever you want to call it.

I'm cool with that. My little brother was 'busy' as well. He has since slowed down. In fact, he may be the mellowest human being I know.

But let me just tell you how much I am OVER people informing me that my child is a little tazmanian devil. OVER. IT. End of story.

Yesterday was my little G's well child visit, you know, the weight/height/poke/prod/shots/cry visit.

First stop, waiting room. They have this massive television in the waiting room. The buttons on it are toddler level. Yet it has a sign that says: 'Please don't touch the t.v. or change the channel.'

Really?

Considering the fact that my 16 month old child can already say 'button', you can bet that he'll be all over that television, stat.

So we sat. Well, I sat, and he became the human noodle. I tried reading a book. I tried a cracker. Juice. My wallet.

All no good. After what seemed like an eternity, we were called back by a nurse I'd never seen before.

Instantly I could tell she was odd. Most of the nurses we've seen are fairly upbeat, bubbly, pediatric care nurses. Nice. Nurturing.

Not this woman. No. As we settled in to the exam room, she looked at G disdainfully as he ran around, opening and shutting cupboards (no child locks?!) and drawers, jabbering up a storm.

We ran through all the nurse stuff and she was filling in the sheet for the doctor.

'Is this your first?' she asked, eyebrows raised.

'Yes.'

'Hmmm. It's going to be hard for you to have another.'

I looked at her, thinking, whatthehell?

Yeah, he's a bit 'busy'. But he's mine. He's a loving, happy little boy.

So, mean nurse, shut your trap. I hope we never get YOU again. You took just a little too much pleasure in giving my poor little bubba shots. If you don't like kids, go work in geriatrics. STAT.

6 comments:

My Regular Voice said...

That's terrible and so rude. Some people need to keep their thoughts to themselves. I hope you never get her again too! ;)

Andrea said...

TV in a pediatrician's office?? What happened to fish tanks? And no locks on the cabinets is just looking for a lawsuit to happen! Crazy. That lady doesn't know what she is talking about. Naomi was uber active as a little one. I bought her the slowest flow bottles after she stopped nursing because it was the only moment she sat still. He's fine, don't listen to that lady. And it won't be hard to have a second.

that's the story of my life... said...

I remmeber thinking Matthew had ADHD..he was busy...but you know..all my kids are busy. I let them Explore..I let them learn. We teach boundries and respect. Your post describes Carter RIGHT now!! And No Matthew does not have ADHD..he just a boy!! Your doing great!!

Melissa said...

I'm sorry that you guys had a rude nurse. People really need to think before they speak. I am so sensitive about anything that anyone says about A. My mama bear instincts seem to kick in big time when anyone questions either one of us. Depending on your comfort level, you might even mention it to the doctor - a pediatric nurse should really know better. I also can't believe that there's a tv in the waiting room or no locks on the doors. That sounds crazy, especially since many pediatricians warn against tv use for little ones and are always talking about the importance of safety locks. Crazy.

Heather said...

Oh Heather what a horrible nurse! Why do people feel like they can say whatever they want to people. ERRR!!! You will be just fine having another one. Sounds like that lady just started working with kids. Helloooo they are kids!

Ann said...

This nurse sounds like she deserves a shot in the butt!! I personally would complain to the doctor, but then again it may not be worth much....Boys are adventurous and full of movement...no matter their age. Don't worry...sounds like you are a great mom!

btw, I'm on the Blue team with you in the Sisterhood's next challenge!! Hope to talk to you soon!!