Thursday, April 5, 2007

Oh, To Be a Carrot

Little Middle is 3, and a birthday means a trip to the doctor. We went yesterday for a well check-up. Our pedatrician is wonderful, and her office is as fun and comfortable as it could possibly be. Each treatment room has large murals painted on the walls in kid-friendly themes. We particularly love the Clifford room, the Curious George room, and the hot air balloon room (where I have spent HOURS with Baby's infected ears). Yesterday the nurse put us in the Peter Rabbit room, which has the unfortunate tale of Peter's disregard for his mother's instruction painted around the room with illustrations. We have been reading the same book at home recently, with Easter coming up, so the boys were thrilled.
Dr. B came in and examined Little Middle, proclaiming him healthy and growing. Just as she was leaving, he leaned over and said, "Dr. B...can I tell you a whisper? When I grow up, I want to be a carrot." I am praying he was temporarily swayed by Peter Rabbit's presence and that he aims higher than that when the time comes. In the meantime, our reputation at the ped's office continues to grow...

1 comment:

Kandice said...

well..if little middle decides to be a carrot..he will be in good company with Karleigh who on some days wants to be a cat!!!!
kc(the mean one)