March 16, 2011
Attack of the two year old

I braved our pediatrician's crater-filled parking lot for Elizabeth's latest well-baby checkup.

 

On our way, Elizabeth asked me if we couldn't go see the animals instead.  I told her that we had to go to the doctor first, but if she was a good girl we would go afterwards.  And if she was really good, she might even get a sticker.  I explained that the nurse would weigh her and measure her.  To my surprise, this actually worked. 

After the nurse weighed her, Elizabeth waited patiently for a few minutes.  Then: "Mommy dear? I'd like to see the doctor now please so we can go see animals"  I assured her he would be coming soon.  So then she zoomed around the room rearranging furniture and opening all the drawers and cupboards. 

 

Noteworthy moments:

 

Nurse: "Has she started potty training?"

Me: "Yes, she's completely potty trained."

Nurse: "How many diapers does she use in a day?"

Apparently the script assumes no potty training yet!

 

Doctor: "She's talking, but is she saying more than one word at a time?"

Elizabeth (tugging on my sleeve): "Mommy dear, I NEED a glass of water NOW, please!"

Doctor: "Ok."

 

Doctor: "What is she doing?"

Me: "She's pretending to be a baby"

Doctor: "Oh - I thought she was getting kind of spastic or something"

 

She apparently weighed in a 10 kg and 83cm, officially putting her "above her curve" and making the doctor happy.  No one asked whether we were still breastfeeding this time though, so I didn't have to justify myself (again).  Elizabeth got her sticker, her water AND her animals.  We even saw a brand new calf (Mom was just delivering the placenta when we arrived!)


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On March 19, 2011 at 11:05 am
Grandma H. said:
Dear, dear Elizabeth. You just have to be patient with the health professionals who might not see many little girls who think like you do.
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On March 24, 2011 at 05:33 pm
Grandpa H said:
The parking lot crater could have come from the middle of any one of our city streets here!


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