Monday, March 8, 2010

Silly Nurse & The Weenie Whacker

Where have I been? I'll save that for another post. For today, I thought a Monday funny was in order. You know, just to kick your week off with a giggle.

At my last appointment, nurse of the day was running through a checklist of things to see if I had completed them. Sadly, I hadn't done most of them, but I am doing the most important job of all, which is incubating the noodles. Did you read the book we gave you? No. Fill out the pre-registration sheet and mail it in? No. Sign up for classes? No. Choose the babys' doctor? Ok, I did that one. Circumcisions? I paused.

Flashback to several months ago, shortly after we found out noodles were boys. One night out of the blue, SuperDoc reared his head. "Well".....he proclaimed...."I guess I'll be the one doing their circumcisions. I've seen most of the handy work in this town, and frankly, most of it sucks." I don't know much about these things, but apparently appearances are an issue and SuperDoc is often asked to re-do the circumcisions that others have done. They're either too long, too short, lop-sided, or have ridiculous scars. "Ok," I say. (Like I'm going to argue with that one??)

So nurse of the day is waiting for my answer on this one. Calmly, I say my husband will be doing them. And I wait for the rebuttal. Will she take up ethics issues? Office policies? Blah blah blah?
She pauses, then giggles. "I'm going to write 'Dad Doing' in the chart." She says. "That oughtta be good for a few laughs and questions around here!"

I like her.


  1. That is so funny! I am freaking out about our son's circumcision - I am definitely going to be asking QC questions!

  2. I was just thinking about you yesterday...that I hadn't seen a post in a while and hoping everything was okay (and that my google reader was working and it wasn't simply that I missed 5 or 6 of your posts!).

    Okay, circumcision has been on my mind too! It's entrusting a LOT to someone whose skills you can't easily vet. As a nurse, believe me, I've seen some wonky circs and they made me think, gee...was the doc even paying attention at the time? This is a lifelong physical modification to a part of the body men consider MOST important! I may have to ask the OBs what they know about the most skilled circ doc in our town.

    But the note in your chart is great and I bet it does draw lots of giggles/questions/comments!

  3. Can you imagine the conversations in your house when that conversation comes up!
    I love the fact that you haven't done half the things you're supposed to. Me either!

    Where have you been???

  4. *delurking* Just wanted to say that this was a very funny post and that I've enjoyed reading your blog!!


  5. Thanks for the chuckle. It's good to know that SuperDoc will be in charge of the Noodles noodles. *Zing* Eh? Eh? Wanna call me Shecky now? I'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitress.