Friday, March 7, 2008

Frenzied Friday

Kaisa: "Mom, do I have a temperature? Mom, do I have a temperature?"
Me: "I don't know. Do you think that you do?"
Kaisa: "Ummm, yeah!"

I pull out the thermometer, have her open her mouth, lift her tongue, I put in the thermometer, have her drop her tongue onto it, close her mouth and explained very clearly, "Now leave it under your tongue with your lips shut tight!" I kept noticing her rolling the thermometer from one side to the other under her tongue...or so I thought. I had her open her mouth for a second. There it sat, on top of her tongue. It was nearly done reading and it read 98.6. I inserted it under her arm, deeeep into her armpit. There it read.....98.6. I decided to check my own temp.......under the arm: 95.9. Diagnosis: Hypothermic. (Alternate Diagnosis: Thickening Layer of Adipose Tissue -Layman's Term: Too Many Fat Rolls Under Armpit) Then orally: 98.6. Then I decided to check Isabella's temp under her arm. 98.6! Conclusion: Thermodynamically Correct Family! What more can I say?

Kaisa: "Mom, I have a sore throat!"
Me: "Oh, really? Where?" thinking right after, "Duh, where do you think, Mom?"
Kaisa: "Right........here!" rubbing her tummy and leaning way over to inspect her tummy, lifting her shirt and finally landing with pointer in belly button! Good thing I clarified that! I was just ready to go get her Ibuprofen and tuck her in! I think we've had too many sore throats and temps in this household lately! That's how my dear 3 y.0. gets attention...she has seen that it works!

5 comments:

Shellie said...

How cute! My son has his heart and stomach mixed up too!

Cecily R said...

What cute kids you have!! I think all kids have a hard time explaining hurts that are inside them at first. Gracie still calls a sore throat a "sore neck". :)

Kellan said...

Oh, how cute!! I think she is having some sympathy sickness - HA!

Thanks so much for coming by - so nice to see you. And, thanks so much for the prayers for our sweet baby. Take care and see you soon. Kellan

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Yes, I've got a little hypochondriac copycat too!

carrie & troy keiser said...

How did I miss these posts? cute conversation!