There are so many aspects of motherhood that get easier and easier as your children grow. It is so nice to be able to take the boys for their wellness check-ups and for the most part, they behave like normal people. For the most part,…
I no longer have concerns about Full Speed’s attitude or behavior while at the doctor. As for T.Puzzle, his behavior is generally really good, but his attitude is precarious at times.
Overall, his recent 9 year wellness-check went very smoothly. That is until we got to the portion where the doctor had to ask him direct questions. Left to his own devices, it’s hard to know what he’s going to say.
Doc: “What grade are you in?”
T.Puzzle: “Third grade.”
So far so good.
Doc: “What do you drink with your meals?”
Imperceptibly, I gulped.
I’m glad he didn’t share with her the 14,000 gallons of Sprite he consumed over holiday break.
The rest of the questions he answered as you would expect. Grades? Fine. Wearing a bike helmet? Check. Favorite food to eat? Chinese (at least there are some vegetables in it, right?).
Then the questions turned to favorite hobbies.
Doc: “What do you do for fun?”
T.Puzzle: “Video games.”
I appreciated his honesty and since his weight and height were in a normal range for him, I don’t think the doctor was concerned. Also, the myriad of bruises and scars on his legs were evidence that he’s a rough and tumble kind of kid.
Doc: “What do you do to keep active?”
He looked to me to explain what she meant.
Me: “You know. When Mom and Dad make you play outside?”
He paused momentarily….
T.Puzzle: “It’s classified.”
Better luck next year!