Thursday, January 15, 2009

'FRO ME TO YOU - MY MEDICAL CAREER, CUT SHORT

You are all aware of how Bean's medical career has hit a slight snag, due to her unwillingness to look at boo-boos, even the animated boo-boos on her favorite Noggin shows. What you may not know is that my blossoming medical career was also tragically cut short.


There I am in Africa, wearing my nurse's uniform (complete with cape blowing in the wind like some kind of superhero), smiling so hard that my face is about to crack in two. The nurse's kit contained all the necessaries, like a stethescope, a thermometer, a needle, and bandaids. I loved my nurse's uniform. I loved caring for all the "sick" people in my house, and for all my parents' missionary friends.
Then, one day I pretended to give a shot to one of my dad's fellow missionary pilots. I was mortified when he yelled, "Ouch" and pretended to start sobbing from the pain. It was more than my little, four-year-old heart could bear. And I hung up my stethescope.
It's not all that tragic, really. I'm not a big fan of boo-boos, myself. Or vomit. Or anything else that can possibly ooze out of the human body. And, with Bean's choice of bandages, it's not all that tragic if she steers clear of medicine, too.
For more fun memories and embarrassing photos, check out We Are THAT Family.

8 comments:

Heather said...

I love your little nurse's outfit!

We are THAT Family said...

This is just an AWESOME picture! I hope you have it framed!

Muthering Heights said...

What a CUTE little costume!!!

Julia said...

"anything else that can ooze from the human body"! That is a line of genius, my friend. Can't stand blood, needles or anything that looks like it might have blood or needles near it. But I do love the outfit. You ARE a super hero!

Tanya said...

Okay, how could you not change in thirty years?? You look exactly the same!!!

Jenny in Utah said...

What a great picture and the memories to go with it ... good to learn early on what paths NOT to take! :)

Amy said...

What a great pic and post! I can remember being in middle school and the day came for us to dissect a frog. I was paired with my old best friend from 3rd grade, who reminded me that (in the 3rd grade) I wanted to be a doctor; therefore, I should be the one to do the slicing. Ummm...no thanks! LOL

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