Monday, January 21, 2008

Leah's Anatomy

One of the things that Rachel got for her birthday last year was a doctor's kit. It was a nice one, and came with the usual assortment of toy medical instruments, including a blood pressure cuff and a scarily real-looking syringe. It also came with a lab coat and a clipboard complete with patient charts and prescription pads.

The girls had a blast pretending to be doctors. Leah, more advanced at writing, took over the clipboard to record their medical cases:

Hmmmm, let's see, the patient, a 44-year-old woman presents with a broken leg. And malnourishment too, by the looks of things. I had a sudden flash (probably brought on by withdrawl) of how this case would play out on Grey's Anatomy.

The staff would be clustered in the hallway, all staring concernedly at the chart, while beautiful, wasting-away patient Magiy (both doctor and patient are named for the girls' favourite people in the world), lies still in her bed.

Callie: "Let me just fix the leg.
Bailey: "It's not that simple, look at her blood presher, it's 110. Just 110. Not 110 over something else. I think the leg's infected."
Derek: "Damn it, we could use stronger antibiotics to fight the infection, if it wasn't for that damn racoon allergy. Stronger antibiotics might kill her."

Two things. My daughter has a great imagination. And I really want the writers' strike to be over.


  1. Your daughter's mother has a great imagination too. Very inventive and entertaining post.

  2. This is such a cute post.

    And yeah...stupid writer's strike, messing with the return of the one show I've been waiting for, for freakin' MONTHS now -- Lost.


  3. Anonymous10:44 AM

    LOL, I love that she is allergic to Racoons!


  4. Anonymous11:13 AM

    100% agree with your last sentence :-)

    Allergic to raccoons? haha!

  5. you are hilarious!
    and mamaT - did you hear that Lost will only be able to offer up 8 episodes this season? Oh the inhumanity!

  6. Oh too funny. Your girls are so entertaining.

  7. This was hysterical! Thanks for the laugh.

  8. Well at least if you didn't make it, your last moments would have been with McDreamy!

  9. oh, such a good post!!!
    I want a doctor's kit like that...

  10. I think you have a future doctor in your family.

  11. That is too the racoon allergies!!

  12. Anonymous1:34 PM

    Not only is advil the perfect drug for one with a broken leg and racoon allergy, I quite enjoy the spelling of maggie as magiy take off that y and she wouldn't even need the advil mags could just wave a wand and heal herself

  13. I wish your daughter could have done my belly button removal operation. That would have been fun!
    For the is still there! YAY!

  14. Hilarious! Adults just don't have the imagination kids do! Now get her started on the screenplay that will make millions.

  15. Love your daughters' creativity :)

    And a hell ya to an end to the strike!!!