Monday, March 2, 2009
Stephen was very sick about a month ago so we took him to the doctor.
The pediatrician gave Stephen some medicine then advised us he was in need of a physical and booster shots.
Today was the big booster shot/physical day and this was a perfect opportunity for Stephen to get a few laughs out of the medical office staff.
Stephen is 14 years old, about 5'7" and he's been shaving for about 1 year. Stephen no doubt feels weird walking into a doctors office with Disney characters on the wall but that's where you go when you're 14 so you might as well make the most of what could be your last visit to your pediatricians office.
Josh works nights so he and Jag took Stephen to his doctor visit. The Wright boys were out alone without my supervision which is never a good thing.
The doctor checked the usual...ears, nose, throat, then the doctor warned Stephen (and his audience) that she would now be "checking things down below". Josh and Jag covered their faces with a piece of paper and a book and giggled like little girls until they were told it was OK to look. One would think that a father would have taken this time to explain why the doctor would check things down there but Josh decided it was good to make a good weenie joke out of it.
The doctor then sent in a nurse to administer 6 shots. Stephen got his shots and proceeded to jokingly scream like a girl every time he was poked. He threw out a "PLEASE MAKE IT STOP" and a "NOT ANOTHER ONE!!!" then begged LOUDLY for a lolly pop or something to make the pain go away. The nurse is toward the end of her pregnancy and couldn't stop laughing. Pregnant ladies laughing uncontrollably is a sketchy thing at best but Stephen rolled the dice and the nurses bladder stayed in tact.
Finally on the way out he stopped to give a urine sample. As he handed the specimen to the male nurse waiting outside the bathroom door he gave a slick little snap, wink, point combo and said "Good luck with that!"
I'm now waiting for the letter from his pediatrician to advise me he's ready for the big people doctor now.
posted by World of Wright at 9:05 PM |


At March 2, 2009 at 9:57 PM, Blogger Heidi said........
Oh Mandy.... hilarious as always!

Do you guys go to Beach Pediatrics? Your description of the staff sounds like the staff at our pediatrician's office.

At March 2, 2009 at 11:28 PM, Blogger VikingMom said........
I'm sure the office staff enjoyed the much better than the usual screaming babies!

At March 3, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Blogger World of Wright said........
Heidi-We go to Beach Pediatrics. Now that you mention it I saw your hubby there with Jack one day. Jack was in an infant seat so it was quite a while ago.